Event ID 1070 — Terminal Server Connections

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Users can connect to a terminal server to run programs, save files, and use network resources on that server. When a user disconnects from a session, all processes running in the session, including applications, will continue to run on the terminal server.

The user logon mode on the terminal server can be configured to prevent new user sessions from being created on the terminal server. You might want to prevent new user sessions from being created on the terminal server when you are planning to take the terminal server offline for maintenance or to install new applications.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1070
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager
Version: 6.0
Message: A logon request was denied because the terminal server is currently in drain mode and therefore not accepting new user logons. To configure the server to allow new user logons, use the Terminal Services Configuration tool.


Configure the terminal server to allow new user logons

To resolve this issue, configure the terminal server to allow new user logons by using Terminal Services Configuration.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To allow new user logons:

  1. On the terminal server, open Terminal Services Configuration. To open Terminal Services Confiiguration, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click Terminal Services Configuration.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  3. Under General, double-click User logon mode.
  4. Under User logon mode, select Allow all connections, and then click OK.


To verify that connections to the terminal server are working properly, establish a remote session with the terminal server.

Terminal Server Connections

Terminal Services