Windows 2019 Server RDS stops working after warning event of DWMNIT

Mallesh MR 5 Reputation points
2023-09-12T09:59:18.9466667+00:00

Windows 2019 Server RDS stops working after a warning event of DWMNIT. Until the server restarts, the RDP does not work. We did try to restrict the RDP display via Group Policy, but still, we are encountering the issue. Any technical advice would be great.

Event details:

Log Name: Application

Source: Dwminit

Date: 9/1/2023 11:13:12 AM

Event ID: 0

Task Category: None

Level: Warning

Keywords: Classic

User: N/A

Computer:

Description:

The Desktop Window Manager process has exited. (Process exit code: 0xc0000409, Restart count: 1, Primary display device ID: Microsoft Basic Render Driver)

Event Xml:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

<System>

<Provider Name="Dwminit" />

<EventID Qualifiers="32770">0</EventID>

<Level>3</Level>

<Task>0</Task>

<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2023-09-01T16:13:12.246212100Z" />

<EventRecordID>269540</EventRecordID>

<Channel>Application</Channel>

<Computer></Computer>

<Security />

</System>

<EventData>

<Data>0xc0000409</Data>

<Data>1</Data>

<Data>Microsoft Basic Render Driver</Data>

</EventData>

</Event>

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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,961 Reputation points
    2023-09-12T10:36:22.88+00:00

    Hi Mallesh,

    Do you mean you applied the Desktop RDP settings color depth etc? Follow this link - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/win32/w8cookbook/desktop-window-manager-is-always-on?redirectedfrom=MSDN

    Kind of similar issue but within Citrix this was very frequent on our servers - https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200082/error-the-desktop-window-manager-has-exited-with-code-0xd00002fe-when-launching-apps-and-desktops

    Hope this helps.

    JS

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  2. Fabiano R G 0 Reputation points
    2024-04-25T17:19:42.65+00:00

    Hi Dhananjaya M, I´m getting the same issue. Please, let me know if you found the solution. Thanks

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