We have two VMs running Server 2016. On one of them I can log in with my username via RDP. On the other one, when I try to log in with my username via RDP, I get the following error:
"The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license. Please contact the server adminstrator."
The funny thing is, on both servers, neither the Remote Desktop Services nor the Remote Desktop Licensing roles or features appear to be configured or installed. The machine where RDP works has been runnning for 3+ years so I'm pretty sure it's not working due to "grace period". However, the Remote Desktop system service is running on both machines.
In gpedit, all settings related to RDP licensing are "not configured" on BOTH machines.
I also ran gpresult and there is nothing in the report at all about RDP licensing.
My understanding is that for a user to connect via RDP, you either have to be running in the "grace period" or have RDP licenses available. The fact that neither the role nor the license configuration appears to be present on either machine (including the working one!) is baffling.
Can this be configured somehwere else? What am I missing?