Article ID: 125732, created on Jun 4, 2015, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows 4.6


An RDP connection to a container gets logged off immediately after login.

The following error message may be found in Application log of the container:

The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application. Application name: . Command line parameters: C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe.

The hardware node is based on Windows 2008 R1 OS.


The container is configured with insufficient resources, NUMPROC limit is getting hit:

C:\Windows\system32>vzlist 101 -o numproc,numproc.b

        58       60


Increase the NUMPROC limit for the container:

vzctl set 101 --numproc 90 --save

In addition, verify that 'userinit' value is configured correctly in the registry, per the following article:

When you try to log on to a Windows Vista-based computer, you briefly receive a "Welcome" message, and then you are logged off

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