No Remote Desktop License Server to provide license

From time to time I receive the following error:

The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license. Please contact the server administrator.


The solution is as following and should be executed on the client side:

  1. Run regedit.exe
  2. Backup (Right click -> Export) the following folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSLicensing
  3. Remove the aforementioned branch with all its content.
  4. Reboot the machine. (You may try without this step)
  5. Launch “Remote Desktop Connection” as Administrator (will recreate the folder):
    – mstsc /admin
    – Right click on the shortcut and “Run as Administrator”

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