Fix: Error 126 while starting remote desktop service, the specified module could not be found Print

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Problem Statement

Could not connect to Windows VPS

Error Message

The remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of the reasons -

  1. Remote access to the Server is not enabled
  2. The Remote computer is turned off
  3. The Remote is not available on the network


We logged in to this VPS through the HyperVisor console and attempted to start the Remote Desktop service; we received the following error:

Error 126 while starting the remote desktop service. The specified module could not be found.

So, the solution is – 

  1. Log in to VPS through the console.

  2. Open the command prompt:
       Start → Run → Type cmd and press Enter.

  3. Type the run sfc /scannow command and press Enter.

  4. Once the task is complete, try to start the Remote Desktop service again.


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