Bypass Remote Desktop Licensing Lockout


If you have installed Remote Desktop Services via the Roles within Windows, and not applied a Licensing Server, or or configured the RDS server host, generally after 120 days it will lock you out of the server.

In order to bypass this, you are able to however envoke MSTSC (Microsoft Terminal Services Client) with the /admin flag in order to bypass it, and login via a full admin session.

In order to do this, you would open a run prompt and type in

mstsc /admin

Once this has been envoked with the Admin privileges, you will be able to then login as you normally would, and bypass the lockout.

You can then go ahead and either remove, or configure Remote Desktop Services to resolve the issue for normal access.

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