Windows 11 - Remote Desktop stuck on "Estimating connection Quality"

Joseph McGuinness 36 Reputation points

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with remote desktop getting stuck on the "Estimating connection quality" stage, but what's strange is that this is only affecting Windows 11 PCs within my organisation. Has anyone experienced this problem specifically with Windows 11 whilst seemingly not affecting Windows 10 machines at all? So far, I've established that using a WiFi connection on 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, or a LAN cable makes no difference. I appreciate any help on this matter.

Kind Regards,


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  1. Joseph McGuinness 36 Reputation points

    Hi all,

    I've come across a temporary solution to this problem.

    1. Run Regedit.exe
    2. Navigate to: hkey-local-machine -> Software ->Policies ->Microsoft ->Windows NT -> Terminal Service ->Client
    3. Add DWORD (32bit) fClientDisableUDP -> Change value from 0 to 1
    4. Close and restart your PC.
    5 people found this answer helpful.

  2. Daniel Ström 6 Reputation points

    Solved on the server side

    There was a bunch of updates on our Server 2012 (Updates from aug/sept broke RDP for Windows 11):
    2022-10 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB5018549)
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - v5.106 (KB890830)
    2022-10 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB5018474)

    After installing them Windows 11 clients could connect without "Estimating connection Quality"

    Regards Daniel

    1 person found this answer helpful.