I have the problem that I cannot connect to a Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) server via RDP using my Mac. The error Message I get is the following: “You were disconnected from the Windows-based computer because of problems during the licensing protocol” From asking Mr. Google I tried the proposed solution to delete some cached files, but it didn’t resolve the problem. The strange thing is that to other S servers running Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) on the same Network I can connect. I checked the configuration on the server and noticed that under Roles -> Remote Desktop Services -> RD Session Host Configuration it says under Connection Type: “Microsoft RDP 7.1”. On other server where I can connect it says “Microsoft RDP 6.1”. Could that be the reason?
The Mac I use has Lion 10.7.3 installed Bye, Martin.
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At the end, someone links to a new version of the client, hosted on Dropbox. This claims to be version 2.1.2 of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac. Try it out and see if it fixes your issues. Just around the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Microsoft has released two Microsoft Remote Desktop apps in the Apple App Store. By default a mac will not have server-client trust certificates installed simply because the exchange won't happen transparently between an MS based server and non MS-OS such as OS X. If you check your version of remote desktop for mac it says it's up to date. You have to know that the new version of RDP for mac is called.
I administer a number of Windows machines, and am trying to find a really good application to remote desktop in to them from my Mac. I've tried CoRD, and I really like its library approach to saved sessions (as opposed to Microsoft's file based approach), and tabbed sessions are great when working on a bunch of machines. Unfortunately, it's just too buggy for serious use, and given that it averages less than 2 releases a year, I have little hope that that will change.
Microsoft's official client is very bare bones and doesn't support connecting on non-standard ports (which I need). Is there a remote desktop client for Mac out there that's both fully featured and not buggy? Edit: Apparently the Microsoft doc I read that states that the Microsoft RDC client can't be used on non-standard ports is out of date. Reading this answer I learned about and after a few hours I'm happy with it. In addition to RDP it has a terminal plugin for SSH/Telnet connections with X forwarding.
Mac OS terminal can do the same, but connection documents are handy. The terminal plugin also allows COM port use. I have not tested this but I hope that works OK because I have not found a good terminal program for plain COM port. I still use minicom.
Licensing terms are generous enough that in my case I can use it for free but I may consider purchasing to encourage the maintenance. Chrome Remote Desktop is cross-platform. 'Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows (XP and above) and Mac (OS X 10.6 and above) desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.' Used LogMeIn til they yanked free utility, Chrome RD works almost as well, but I can't reboot a computer without losing connection completely. It must then be reconnected locally - AHRRRG. So, still looking for cross-plat solution, too.