Can't access server via Remote desktop
Posted on 2009-04-06
Alright, gang...here's a fun one.
I have a Windows 2K server that is all of a sudden inaccessible via RDP...but only for certain users, and with no common thread between those who can't access it. I'm one of those users. If I try to access it, I receive the following error on the client side:
"the remote computer disconnected the session because of an error in the licensing protocol. please try connecting to the remote computer again or contact your server administrator."
A corresponding event shows up in the system log on the terminal server:
The terminal server cannot issue a client license.
In addition, there's a frequently logged event in the application log on TS:
Replication of license information failed because the license logging service on server \\servername could not be contacted.
Obviously, it seems like there's some communication breakdown between the TS in question and the LS. I can ping the license server from the TS, I can access shares, etc...there doesn't seem to be a connectivity issue. Running LSView from the TS detects the proper license server, and it doesn't appear to be a CAL issue, because I've verified that we have more than enough CALs, and besides that...there's no issue remoting on to any other server.
I'm at my wits end here, PLEASE help!!