At one point in time, I wasn’t able to RDP into a windows host. Despite using the correct credentials, I was greeted with the following error: “Unable to obtain Terminal Server User Configuration”.
I had to physically access the machine and look into the Event Viewer for hints, but not much could be found there.
Next stop: services.msc — this showed that the “Workstation” service is stopped. Starting it up failed.
As a matter of fact, several services that depend on the aforementioned one failed to start (obviously).
Long story short, the following sorted out the issue, but I do not claim it’s a trick that would always work:
- I opened the registry editor (regedit.exe)
- Browsed to:
- lanmanworkstation (not lanmanserver)
- Deleted the following keys:
While this did the trick, manually interfering with service dependencies is not always a good diea.