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Review the Configuration of a Remote Desktop License Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

After installing and configuring the RD Licensing role service, you can use Review Configuration in the Remote Desktop Licensing Manager tool to review the configuration of the license server. You can use Review Configuration to help identify possible RD Licensing configuration problems on the license server that would prevent the license server from doing the following:

  • Being contacted by Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) servers.

  • Issuing Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs) to users or devices connecting to an RD Session Host server.

  • Tracking and reporting the issuance of RDS Per User CALs.

noteNote
Review Configuration is used to identify possible RD Licensing configuration problems on a license server, not configuration problems on an RD Session Host server. To be alerted to possible licensing configuration issues on an RD Session Host server, use Licensing Diagnosis in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool. For information about Licensing Diagnosis, see the topic "Identify Possible Licensing Problems for the RD Session Host Server" in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration Help in Windows Server 2008 R2.

To use Review Configuration, the license server must be a member of an Active Directory domain.

The following is a list of some of the things that Review Configuration checks about the configuration of a license server:

  • If a license server is registered as a service connection point (SCP) in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

  • If the discovery scope for a license server is set to Domain, Review Configuration checks if the license server is installed on a domain controller.

  • If the discovery scope for a license server is set to Forest, Review Configuration checks if the license server is published in AD DS.

  • If the discovery scope for a license server is set to either Domain or Forest, Review Configuration checks if the license server is a member of the Terminal Server License Servers group in AD DS.

  • If the License server security group Group Policy setting is enabled and applied to the license server.

    noteNote
    For more information about the License server security group Group Policy setting, see Control the Issuance of Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses (RDS CALs).

You can also change the discovery scope of the license server in Review Configuration by clicking Change Scope. For more information, see Change the Discovery Scope of a Remote Desktop License Server.

The location of the RD Licensing database is also shown in Review Configuration.

Use the following procedure to review the configuration of a license server by using Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Licensing server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To review the configuration of a license server by using Remote Desktop Licensing Manager
  1. On the license server, open Remote Desktop Licensing Manager. To open Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.

  2. In the left pane, click All servers. In the right pane, in the Configuration column, you will see either OK or Review. Review indicates that there is a possible configuration issue with the license server.

  3. To review the configuration details of a license server, do one of the following:

    • Select the license server that you want to review, and then on the Action menu, click Review Configuration.

    • Right-click the license server that you want to review, and then click Review Configuration.

    • If Review is displayed in the Configuration column for a license server, click Review.

  4. In the Configuration dialog box, a list of messages provides you with information about the configuration of the license server and identifies possible configuration issues.

    For certain configuration issues, you are able to correct the problem from within the Configuration dialog box, if you have the appropriate administrative privileges. For example, if the license server is not published in AD DS and you have Enterprise Admins privileges in AD DS, you can click Publish in AD DS to correct the problem.

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