The grace period for the Remote Desktop Session Host server has expired

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You receive the below message when attempting to Remote Desktop onto your server or servers.

The grace period for the Remote Desktop Session Host server  has expired

You have configured a license server and inputted a new license key but still unable to remote desktop.

Resolution:

Assign the license server via Group Policy:

1) Launch Group Policy and locate the policy you wish to amend
2) Browse to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Licensing
3) Define the settings as below

  • Use the specified Remote Desktop License Server
  • Set the Remote Desktop Licensing mode

 

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