Terminal Server sessions disabled. Remote logins are currently disabled.


Sometimes our Terminal users get the following error message: (when they logon)
Terminal Server sessions disabled. Remote logins are currently disabled.

I found this at MS support:

Description: The user is attempting to log on to a Terminal Server where an administrator has disabled logon by issuing the CHANGE LOGON /DISABLE command. In order to enable logon, the CHANGE LOGON /ENABLE command must be issued.

But we do not run this command.
If i run CHANGE LOGON /ENABLE it still does not work...

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This KB is for Windows 2000, what is your version?

I don't know the command but you can find it in the properties of My Computer.

Give me more details, do you have a Terminal Server? Windows 2003? The number of licenses is enough to all your users? They are for user or machine? When it happens what do you do to fix it?
Shreedhar EtteCommented:
If you use Group Policy to force logins to always be enabled you may get this message, and further be unable to enable logins using "CHANGE LOGON /ENABLE". When you run that command it will tell you "Connections are currently ENABLED by Group Policy for this machine, unable to change."

The solution is to open regedit, browse to "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" and change WinStationsDisabled from 1 to 0.

Hope this helps,

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