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I have a windows 2003 standard server that we've always used the Remote Desktop Admin (max 2 sessions). Yesterday, I enabled terminal services on the server, to look into expanding that max sessions.

After enabling it, I an no longer access the Remote Desktop Admin. It tells me:

The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license.  

Shouldn't I still get my 2 sessions for Remote admin?


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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You should be able to connect if you pass the /admin switch to the remote destop client.

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This worked. Is there any other way to get around this, or is this it? – bladefist Jan 18 '12 at 16:18
Install liceneses? There may be other ways, this is the way I know. – Zoredache Jan 18 '12 at 16:42

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