Resolved | Re-activating 120 days Remote Desktop License

I had received a call from my dev team saying that they are getting an error “The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license. Please contact the server administrator” while connecting to the development server through RDP. Then I realized that remote desktop license got expired.

Coming to the background of the issue, I was enabled 120 Days of Remote desktop License in the same server to connect multiple developers at the same time now it got expired. I had opened remote desktop with this command mstsc/admin and able to login to the development server through RDP.

After spending a lot of time on the internet, I had followed some stupidity steps to reactivate 120 days remote desktop license and I succeeded luckily. Please note that below steps Include deleting registry keys, it’s highly recommended to take a necessary backup before following any steps.

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Steps followed :

  1. Open Regedit on the server
  2. Navigate to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\RCM
  3. Take ownership of the Grace Period key
  4. Delete it and Reboot the server

Step 3: How to take ownership of the Grace Period Key?

  1. Download and extract the PSTools.zip file. Right-click on the PsExec utility and click Create Shortcut. Download PS tool by using below link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
  2. Right-click on the shortcut -> Properties and add the following to the end of the line in the Target box: {space}-i -d -s c:\windows\regedit.exePSTOOL\ 
  3. Open PsExec shortcut key as an administrator.
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