How to fix “Unable to read RD Gateway Server settings.”

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I was just met with this message when trying to connect to the RD Gateway Server (locally). Restarting the server will not fix it.

In my case this is a remote desktop terminal server hosting a remote app for my users. It doesn’t seem to be having any affect on their usability.

What’s interesting is that the same time that this started happening, I also started to not be able to open my Server Manager without it crashing. I have no idea if these are related yet.

Getting a lot of these errors in my event viewer. Not sure if related.

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I just read on another site to re-add the Default Web Site to IIS. Now I already have one called Default Site but who knows, it’s worth a shot.

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Here’s how it said to do it:

  • Open IIS Manager.
  • Right-click Sites node under your machine in the Connections tree on the left side and click Add Website
  • Enter “Default Web Site” as a Site name
  • Set Application pool back to DefaultAppPool
  • Set Physical path to %SystemDrive%inetpubwwwroot
  • Leave Binding and everything else as is

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Okay? I’ll just click Yes and see what happens.

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Alright, it’s there. Let’s see if it did anything….

Yup that did it.

Now to find out why Server Manager won’t open….

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