This article provides descriptions of several error messages you may receive while logging on to a Windows 2000 Server-based computer with the Terminal Services client software.
- Error message:The local policy of this system does not allow you to log on interactively.Description: The user attempting to log on does not have the "logon locally" permission available under Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Log On Locally. Modify the appropriate Group Policy Object in your environment to grant the user or group this permission.
- Error message:You do not have access to this Session.Description: The user attempting to log on does not have sufficient permissions on the appropriate RDP-TCP connection. Modify the RDP-TCP permissions by using Terminal Services Configuration to grant the user or group the logon permission.
- Error message:Your interactive logon privilege has been disabled. Please contact your system administrator.Description: The user attempting to logon does not have the "Allow Logon to terminal server" check box selected on the Terminal Services Profile tab of their account. Use Active Directory Users and Computers to modify this setting.
- Error message:The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections. The system cannot log you on (1B8E). Please try again or consult your system administrator.Description: The user is attempting to log on to a Terminal Server in Remote Administration mode, but the server has reached its connection limit. Terminal Servers in Remote Administration mode allow a maximum of 2 concurrent sessions, active or disconnected.
- Error message:Terminal Server sessions disabled. Remote logins are currently disabled.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.
- Error message:Because of a network error, the session will be disconnected. Please try to reconnect.Description: The user is attempting to log on to a Terminal Server where an administrator has specified a maximum connection limit, and the limit has been reached. To change this value, open the Terminal Services Configuration MMC snap-in, click Connections, double-click a connection, i.e. RDP-TCP, then select the Network Adapter tab. At the bottom of this tab are two options, Unlimited connections and Maximum connections.
- Error message:The client could not connect to the Terminal server. The server may be too busy. Please try connecting later.Description: The user is attempting to log on to a Terminal Server where an administrator has disabled one or more connections. To check this, open the Terminal Services Configuration MMC snap-in, click Connections, right-click a connection, i.e. RDP-TCP, and select All Tasks. If Enable Connection is an option, the connection is currently disabled. There will also be a red X over the icon for the specified connection when disabled.
NOTE: This error message may be caused by any number of problems, including general connectivity issues.
Article ID: 246109 - Last Review: Dec 16, 2009 - Revision: 1