Windows Server 2016 console admin RDP license expiration problems

Hello - we have a new 2016 Server (March this year installed) where the RDP console has started giving us "license expired" notifications and we're now told our "session will be disconnected in 60 minutes".  This is for administrative use, so we should still be allowed up to 2 RDP connections - so what happened?  Registry glitch?  Anyone else run into this before?

thanks for your help.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
How was it installed?  As a session host?  RDP is enabled with a checkbox for administrative purposes.  If you enable RDS for sessions, then you have to get CALs and license it properly *OR* connect using /admin command line switch via MSTSC (the Remote Desktop connection Tool).

Otherwise, check your event viewer event logs for clues.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
To use two admin session, you don't install any RDS roles. The moment you install that role, you'll need to set up and install licenses. If you don't, it messes with the two admin sessions as well.
Echoing above, you probably will be able to resolve this if Remove RDS role from the server.
Enable remote desktop for admin purposes in cause it gets disabled. Might need local access to console.

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