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I have the problem that I cannot connect to a Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) server via RDP using my Mac. The error Message I get is the following: “You were disconnected from the Windows-based computer because of problems during the licensing protocol”

From asking Mr. Google I tried the proposed solution to delete some cached files, but it didn’t resolve the problem.

The strange thing is that to other S servers running Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) on the same Network I can connect.

I checked the configuration on the server and noticed that under Roles -> Remote Desktop Services -> RD Session Host Configuration it says under Connection Type: “Microsoft RDP 7.1”. On other server where I can connect it says “Microsoft RDP 6.1”.

Could that be the reason?

The Mac I use has Lion 10.7.3 installed

Bye, Martin

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  • Are you using the 1.0.3 or 2.1.1 client? You might be having issues using the older client. Just a thought. microsoft.com/mac/downloads – MikeAWood Mar 27 '12 at 1:09
  • Check that your server is registered with a correct RDP license server – Mathieu Chateau Apr 2 '12 at 19:47
  • @Mike I'm using the newer one 2.1.1. – mazebuhu Apr 3 '12 at 13:25
  • @MathieuChateau It is connected to a correct RDP license server I double checked that. – mazebuhu Apr 3 '12 at 13:26
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This is a known issue. You will have to wait for the hotfix from either MS or apple. Use CORD the open source RDP client. I manage several terminal servers and some macs cannot connect. MS has acknowledged the issue.

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  • Ok got in contact with MS support and they told me exactly the same. We have to wait until they release the hotfix. – mazebuhu Oct 7 '13 at 10:34
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Use the latest rdp client 2.1.2

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18309066/rdc_2.1.2_120917_release_enu_ship_clean_standard_retail_redlab_120917-apex-build-XS26-.dmg

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Sorry - have this Trouble today RPD 7.1 in a full patched 2008R2 Server an NO official RDC Pack higher than 2.1.1

So you can use CoRD (http://cord.sourceforge.net/) We´ve tried and it worked fine for "normal" user RDP Connection

Greetings from Hamburg/Germany Lutz

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