RDP to Azure VM fails with "No Remote Desktop License Servers available"

You can use mstsc /admin to work around the following licensing error when attempting to connect with RDP to an Azure VM: The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license. Please contact the server administrator.  Using mstsc /admin disables licensing for that connection only, so…

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Enabling user account in a Windows Azure Cloud Service (PaaS) instances which is disabled

Symptom We have seen a few issues, where user accounts gets locked on Windows Azure Cloud Services (PaaS) instances. When user login to their Windows Azure Cloud Service instances they see the following errormessage:  “The user account has been disabled, please contact your system administrator” Potential Cause: Windows Azure security policy by default set the…

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Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Common Issues

This blog post is an attempt to summarize most common issues we’ve seen Windows Azure Virtual Machine users are running into.   1) Virtual machine disappeared or was deleted When you hit the usage limit on your account, for example with a 90-day trial or the monthly access from an MSDN subscription, your storage accounts…