Selected Job Server is not running

Hey guys, I have read through all the previous posts of users that were having this error pop up and I tried all those suggestions and I am still not able to get a job running from a remote connection through the comm port. Here is what I have done:

1. Verified on the physical server that the AL_* jobs are running
2. Verified that the Business Objects Data Services services is running
3. Successfully ran a job ON the physical server
4. Confirmed port 3500 is allowed on the server
5. Confirmed that DS program is a firewall exception on both the server and the remote computer

Could really use some help figuring out what is apparently not running.