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Installing the Remote Desktop Licensing Role Service

Published: May 26, 2010

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Use the following procedure to install the Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing) role service by using Server Manager.

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

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 Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

  1. On the server on which you want to install the RD Licensing role service, open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. If the Remote Desktop Services role is not already installed:

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

    2. On the Before You Begin page of the Add Roles Wizard, click Next.

    3. On the Select Server Roles page, select the Remote Desktop Services check box, and then click Next.

    4. On the Remote Desktop Services page, click Next.

    5. On the Select Role Services page, select the Remote Desktop Licensing check box, and then click Next.

    If the Remote Desktop Services role is already installed:

    1. In the left pane, expand Roles.

    2. Right-click Remote Desktop Services, and then click Add Role Services.

    3. On the Select Role Services page, select the Remote Desktop Licensing check box, and then click Next.

  3. On the Configure Discovery Scope for RD Licensing page, you can specify a discovery scope for the license server. For more information, see Terminal Services License Server Discovery.

  4. On the Configure Discovery Scope for RD Licensing page, you can also specify the location where the RD Licensing database will be stored. If you want to specify a database location other than the default location provided, click Browse. Note that the database location must be a local folder on the computer on which the RD Licensing role service is being installed.

  5. Click Next.

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

  7. On the Installation Progress page, installation progress is noted.

  8. On the Installation Results page, confirm that installation of the RD Licensing role service succeeded, and then click Close.

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