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Installing TS Licensing

Updated: March 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Use the following procedure to install the TS Licensing role service by using Server Manager.

noteNote
The installation of the TS Licensing role service does not require the computer to be restarted.

  1. Before you install the TS Licensing role service, join your computer to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). If you want your license server to be available to terminal servers within a domain, you can join it to that domain. If you want your license server to be available across domains, you must join your computer to the top node in the forest.

  2. Before you install your license server, arrange for the credentials that are required to configure license server discovery scope:

    • For the license server to be accessible to terminal servers within the domain, you need to have domain administrator permissions.

    • For the license server to be accessible to terminal servers within the forest, you need to have enterprise administrator permissions.

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If you install the TS Licensing role service without the appropriate credentials, an error appears that describes the level of access necessary to complete the installation.

Following are the recommended configurations for a new TS Licensing deployment. If you are configuring a license server for an existing deployment, your choices may be different. Verify that the settings are correct before you install the new license server.

  1. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the left pane, right-click Roles, and then click Add Roles.

  3. In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  4. On the Select Server Roles page, under Roles, select the Terminal Services check box, and then click Next.

    noteNote
    If Terminal Services is already installed on the server, the Terminal Services check box will be selected and dimmed.

  5. On the Terminal Services page, click Next.

  6. On the Select Role Services page, select the TS Licensing check box.

  7. On the Configure Discovery Scope for TS Licensing page, select This Domain or This Forest, verify that the location of the TS Licensing database is correct, and then click Next.

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    If your account does not have sufficient permissions for the selected discovery scope, you will see an alert at the bottom of the page describing the level needed. If you continue, the TS Licensing role service will install. You can configure discovery scope by using Review Configuration in the TS Licensing Manager tool.

  8. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, verify that the TS Licensing role service will be installed, and then click Install.

    On the Installation Progress page, installation progress will be noted.

  9. On the Installation Results page, confirm that the installation succeeded, and then click Close.

  1. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the left pane, expand Roles.

  3. Right-click Terminal Services, and then click Add Role Services.

  4. On the Select Role Services page, select the TS Licensing check box, and then click Next.

  5. On the Configure Discovery Scope for TS Licensing page, select This Domain or This Forest, verify that the location of the TS Licensing database is correct, and then click Next.

    noteNote
    If your account does not have sufficient permissions for the selected discovery scope, you will see an alert at the bottom of the page describing the level needed. If you continue, the TS Licensing role service will install. You can configure discovery scope by using Review Configuration in the TS Licensing Manager tool.

  6. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, verify that the TS Licensing role service will be installed, and then click Install.

    On the Installation Progress page, installation progress will be noted.

  7. On the Installation Results page, confirm that installation for the TS Licensing role service succeeded, and then click Close.

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