Terminal server session disabled

Sometimes, when you are trying to do RDP,  you can see the error: terminal server session disabled. You will not be able to do anything remotely with the server, especially from Server Manager – you will see Kerberos authentication error message.

To resolve this you can do next:

  1. Download PSEXEC tools from Microsoft – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
  2. Extract zip archive to PSEXEC folder
  3. Open CMD
  4. Navigate to PSEXEC folder
  5. Execute next command:

    C:\Users\nick.korkishko\Downloads\PStools>psexec.exe -u administrator -p yourpassword  \\ change logon /enable

  6. After enter you will see next message:

    PsExec v2.2 – Execute processes remotely
    Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Mark Russinovich
    Sysinternals – http://www.sysinternals.com

    Session logins are currently ENABLED
    change exited on with error code 1.


About nicoljako

CTO of Exelegent, sysadmin, architect of IT infrastructures​
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