How to fix Error Code 0x3 Remote Desktop on Windows

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In this guide, you will learn how to fix the Remote desktop connection error code 0x3

When you’re trying to connect to a Windows server you might encounter the error as seen below.

Solution 1. Check Windows Update

  • Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Select Windows Update and click on Check for updates.

Solution 2. Uninstall the display adapter

Step 1. Press Win + X then select Device Manager

Step 2. Opt for View > Show hidden devices.

Step 3. Access the Display adapters category. Right-click on Microsoft Remote Display Adapter, then choose Uninstall.

Reboot your system then try again.

Solution 3. Check Group Policy setting

In cases where the Group Policy setting “Prevent installation of removable devices” is enabled, it could lead to the emergence of Remote Desktop error code 0x3. Follow these steps to adjust it to Not Configured.

Step 1. Initiate the Group Policy utility by pressing Win + R and entering “gpedit.msc”.

Step 2. Navigate here:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions > Prevent installation of removable devices. Double-click on the setting.

Step 3. Modify the setting to “Not Configured”.

Reboot your system then try again.


In our case after performing the above steps, we did not see the error again.

Hopefully, this article will be useful for you. Good luck!