You will experience the subject behavior if the local Administrator account on the computer that is running the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) service has a blank or null password.

To resolve this issue, set a password for the local Administrator account on the computer that is running the RDS service:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window on your computer.

2. Using CryptPwd.exe, type:

CryptPwd -u Administrator -m \\RDSComputer -P NewPassword

Where:

<b>RDSComputer</b> is the computer that is running the <b>RDS</b> service.

<b>NewPassword</b> is the password that you wish to set.
NOTE: -P must be capitalized.

3. Restart NetMeeting.

4. When prompted for credentials, type Administrator and the NewPassword.