By Ellie / Last Updated July 8, 2022

Run into the issue “Remote logins are currently disabled on Server 2016

 

 

Greetings to the well of knowledge... I have a Server 2016 that I am unable to remote into a PC. I get a "Remote logins are disabled" error. This happens to be a Remote Desktop Broker server for an RD server farm. All of the Remote Desktop settings in the Local Group policy are "not configured". Where else should I be looking to fix this? Thanks

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Remote Logins are Currently Disabled

It will be frustrated to run into the error “Remote logins are currently disabled” on Server 2016 when you try to connect to another PC via RDP. Usually, the issue occurs when a user is attempting to log on to a Terminal Server where an administrator has disabled logon by issuing the CHANGE LOGON /DISABLE command.

How to fix “Remote logins are currently disabled on Server 2016

Here we summarize 3 solutions to fix “Remote logins are currently disabled” on Server 2016. Before the operation, please press Win + R and then input “sysdm.cpl” and click on OK. Make sure the option “Allow remote connections to this computer” under the Remote tab has been ticked. Now follow me to operate.

Fix 1. Use Command Prompt

Here in this part, we’ll manually enable the remote login using the command prompt.

Step 1. Right-click on the Start menu, and choose Command Prompt(Admin).

CMD

Step 2. In the command prompt window, type the following command:

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psexec.exe \\SERVERNAME\ change logon /enable

psexe

Then, connect again to check out whether the command enables the remote logins and eliminate the error “Server 2016 RDP remote logins are currently disabled”.

Fix 2. Take advantage of Remote Desktop Session Host configuration utility

We will enable the logon services using the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration Utility.

Step 1. Press Win + R and then type in tsconfig.msc and then hit the Enter key.

TSConfig

Step 2. In the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration window. And locate the Edit settings. You’ll see that Restrict each user to a single session has been put Yes.

Yes

Step 3. Right-click on Restrict each user to a single session > Properties and then uncheck the Restrict each user to a single session checkbox.

No

Step 5. Click on Apply then OK for getting back of this type of Remote Logins are Currently Disabled on Server 2016.

Fix 3. Use Registry Editor

In this method, we will use the registry editor to resolve the Remote Logins are Currently Disabled issues.

Step 1. Press Win + R and then input “regedit”.

Regedit

Step 2. In  the registry editor navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Terminal Server

Step 3. On the Right Locate the fSingleSessionPerUser, then double click on it.

fSingle

Step 4. In the Value data put 0, to allow Multiple sessions.

Change Data

Step 5. Save the changes and restart your system to check whether the error “Remote logins are currently disabled server 2016” still remains.

AnyViewer: Get remote connection with little effort

Now you may have already fixed the issue “Remote Logins are currently disabled on Server 2016”. However, if the issue remains still or you don’t want to take too much time on fixing it, why not choose a free & professional remote access software, like AnyViewer.

With AnyViewer, you could get remote access anywhere and anytime. Apart from that, you can get one-click connection once you log into the same AnyViewer account on 2 PCs. And it’s workable for multiple Windows versions, like Windows Server 2022/2016/2012 R2 as well as Windows 11/10/8/7. Now follow me to know the operation.

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Step 1. Install AnyViewer on both 2 PCs and then open it. Go to the “Log in” tab, and click on “Sign up”.

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2. Fill in the information to sign up.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 3. Now you can see your interface as the following picture. And your device will automatically be assigned to the account you’ve logged in to.

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Step 4. If you log the same account on another device, there will be 2 devices in the “My devices” tab. Click the PC that you need to control and click "Remote control" to achieve unattended access with one click. 

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Step 5. The connection is established successfully.

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  • Enjoy Privacy Mode. With the feature Privacy Mode, the screen of the remote PC will be blackened and the keyboard & mouse would be disabled.
  • Transfer large files. No matter how large your files are, you can get file transfer without any limitation.   
  • Bind more devices. After the upgrade, you are able to bind 10 devices for one-click unattended remote access and manage 100 devices.

Conclusion

The methods for resolving "Remote logins are currently disabled” on Server 2016 are illustrated in this post. However, you could use a third-party remote access software, such as AnyViewer, to easily establish a remote connection.