Mac Windows Remote Desktop connection error licensing problem

Take a Mac PC or notebook and try to connect to a Windows server using the Version 2.1.1 of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac.

It may (should) connect ok with a server that only has the administrative access remote desktop enabled.

But, it fails to work with a Remote Desktop Server (aka Terminal Services server).


When you exit the application with Cancel rather than Reconnect, you may get a Microsoft Error Reporting prompt:


and checking for More Information shows:


which shows error details as follows:


Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0

Error Signature:
Date/Time: 2015-03-24 02:32:36 +0000
Application Name: Remote Desktop Connection
Application Bundle ID:
Application Signature: MSRD
Application Version:
Crashed Module Name: libobjc.A.dylib
Crashed Module Version: unknown
Crashed Module Offset: 0x000010a7
Blame Module Name: TSClient
Blame Module Version: 1.0
Blame Module Offset: 0x000dcd5a
Application LCID: 1033
Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0x0409
Crashed thread: 13


A simple resolution that worked for me was to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop v 8.0.14 app from the App store rather than this Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac

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