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Remote Desktop License Server Discovery

Published: January 8, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Remote Desktop license server discovery is the process by which a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server contacts an available license server to request Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs) for the clients that are connecting remotely to the RD Session Host server. If the RD Session Host server cannot discover a license server, client connections may fail.

The recommended discovery scope for a license server is forest discovery scope. If you configure forest discovery scope, RD Session Host servers, without any additional configuration, can automatically discover a license server in the same forest, because the license server is published in Active Directory Domain Services. To configure forest discovery scope, you must be logged on as an enterprise administrator to the forest in which the license server is a member.

Events

Event ID Source Message

64

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server has been published in Active Directory Domain Services.

66

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server has been unpublished from Active Directory Domain Services.

68

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server role has been successfully changed.

83

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server has been registered as a service connection point in Active Directory Domain Services.

84

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server has been removed as a service connection point in Active Directory Domain Services.

85

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server could not be registered as a service connection point in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Ensure that there is network connectivity between the license server and AD DS. To register the license server as a service connection point in AD DS, use Review Configuration in the RD Licensing Manager tool.

86

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server could not be removed as a service connection point in Active Directory Domain Services.

8193

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server could not be published in Active Directory Domain Services during the installation of RD Licensing. The action failed with Win32 error code %1!s!.

8194

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server was successfully published in Active Directory Domain Services during the installation of RD Licensing.

8199

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Remote Desktop license server is not installed on a Domain Controller and hence would not be auto-discoverable by down-level Remote Desktop Session Host servers.

Related Management Information

Remote Desktop Licensing

Remote Desktop Services

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