How do I fix RDP error “The requested session access is denied”?
“Hi. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Server into which users can RDP. But yesterday I got the RDP error “The requested session access is denied”. I don’t know what can I do to fix the problem. Any suggestions?”
Why RDP “the requested session access is denied” error occurs?
Meeting with RDP errors when accessing a remote PC is not strange actually. And it is said that the issue may be because one of the PCs lacks administrator privilege when using the RDP or a security option enabled preventing non-admins from connections.
3 ways to fix the RDP error “ The requested session access is denied”
Here we sort out 3 solutions for you to get you out of the RDP error “The requested session access is denied”. Follow me to operate.
Way 1. Add user to the RDP Users Group
As we mentioned in the above text, if the host PC is non-admin, then the connection won’t be achieved. Therefore, we can add user to the Remote Desktop Users Group.
Step 1. Press Win + R and then enter “gpmc.msc”, and then press the “Enter” key.
Step 2. In the Group Policy Management Editor interface, Navigate to:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Restricted Groups
Step 3. Right-click on the “Restricted Groups”, and then click on “Add Group...”.
Step 4. Enter the group’s name like “0SI Admin”, and then click on “OK”.
Step 5. In the Properties interface. Locate “Members of this group”, click Add > Browse, and then add members. Click on “OK”.
Step 6. Now you can see the members of this group. Click on “OK”.
Step 7. Now the user is been added successfully.
Way 2. Use Administrator Account
If the problem remains after you've tried the preceding solutions and you're still getting the RDP "The requested session access is denied error," you can see if your account is missing administrator rights. You can switch users and then log back into the administrator account if it's not an admin. Run RDP after that to see whether the problem has gone away.
Way 3. Try a free & professional alternative to RDP -- AnyViewer
By using the solutions like “Add user account” and “Use Administrator Account”, are you still meeting with the RDP error “The requested session access is denied” on Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016? If you are, here we give you a final solution-- try a free and professional alternative to RDP. That’s AnyViewer.
As a remote access software, AnyViewer is being appreciated by increasing users for its fast connection speed, low latency and flexible connection method. With it, you can easily get remote connections with one click. There’s no need for adding user, admin administrators. More importantly, it’s free for personal use. Why not have a try?
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Method 1. For unattended access with one-click
Step 1. Launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up.
Step 2. Fill in the signup information.
Step 3. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.
Step 4. If you have logged in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can achieve a direct connection by the remote computer and then click “Remote control”.
Method 2. For the attended access
If you don’t need to access the remote computer regularly and there is someone to accept the request, you can send a remote control to the remote computer.
Step 1. On your computer, go to "Connect", input the device ID of your friend's computer and click "Connect".
Step 2. Choose "Send a control request to your partner" and click "OK".
Step 3. A request message will pop up on another computer. Your friend needs to allow your request and then you can control the remote computer.
After remote into the host PC successfully, you can see the desktop of the remote computer on your client computer.
Have you fixed the RDP error “The requested session access is denied” on Server 2012 R2 and 2016? By adding the user and switching the user account, the issue may have gone. But if the issue remains, don’t be sad. AnyViewer can be a good solution for you.