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Step 4: Configuring the RD Session Host Server to Support RD Licensing

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

After you have installed and configured the license server, you need to do the following on your RD Session Host server to ensure that the RD Session Host server can contact the license server to request RDS CALs for clients:

  • Specify the Remote Desktop licensing mode on an RD Session Host server.

  • Specify a license server for an RD Session Host server to use.

  1. On the RD Session Host server, open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. To open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Session Host 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. In the Edit settings area, under Licensing, double-click Remote Desktop licensing mode.

  4. On the Licensing tab of the Properties dialog box, click either Per Device or Per User, depending on which is most appropriate for your environment.

  5. Click OK to save your changes to the licensing settings.

After you have specified a Remote Desktop licensing mode, you must specify a license server for the RD Session Host server to use.

  1. On the RD Session Host server, open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. To open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Session Host 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. In the Edit settings area, under Licensing, double-click Remote Desktop license servers.

  4. In the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration window, click Close.

  5. On the Licensing tab of the Properties dialog box, click Add.

  6. In the Add License Server dialog box, select RDL-SRV from the list of known license servers, and then click Add.

  7. Click OK to close the Add License Server dialog box, and then click OK to save your changes to the licensing settings.

You have configured the RD Session Host Server to Support RD Licensing. Now you can proceed to Step 6: Verifying RD Licensing Functionality.

ImportantImportant
If you are installing licenses for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment, proceed to Step 5: Configuring the RD Connection Broker Server to Support RD Licensing.

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