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Install the TS Licensing Role Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

In Windows Server 2008, you can use Server Manager to install the TS Licensing role service. For more information about other ways to install the TS Licensing role service, including by using servermanagercmd.exe, see the TS Licensing page on the Windows Server 2008 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=79607).

Use the following procedure to install the TS Licensing role service by using Server Manager if Terminal Services is not already installed on the server. If Terminal Services is already installed on the server, see Install the TS Licensing role service (when Terminal Services is already installed).

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

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the computer 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).

To install the TS Licensing role service

  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.

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

  5. Click Next.

  6. On the Terminal Services page, click Next.

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

  8. On the Configure Discovery Scope for TS Licensing page, specify the discovery scope for the license server. For more information, see Terminal Services License Server Discovery.

  9. On the Configure Discovery Scope for TS Licensing page, you can also specify the location where the TS 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 TS Licensing role service is being installed.

  10. Click Next.

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

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

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

    You can also confirm that TS Licensing is installed by following these steps:

    1. Start Server Manager.

    2. Under Roles Summary, click Terminal Services.

    3. Under System Services, confirm that Terminal Services Licensing has a status of Running.

    4. Under Role Services, confirm that TS Licensing has a status of Installed.

Install the TS Licensing role service (when Terminal Services is already installed)

Use the following procedure to install the TS Licensing role service when Terminal Services is already installed on the server.

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

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the computer 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).

To install the TS Licensing role service when Terminal Services is already installed

  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, specify the discovery scope for the license server. For more information, see Terminal Services License Server Discovery.

  6. On the Configure Discovery Scope for TS Licensing page, you can also specify the location where the TS 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 TS Licensing role service is being installed.

  7. Click Next.

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

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

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

    You can also confirm that TS Licensing is installed by following these steps:

    1. Start Server Manager.

    2. Under Roles Summary, click Terminal Services.

    3. Under System Services, confirm that Terminal Services Licensing has a status of Running.

    4. Under Role Services, confirm that TS Licensing has a status of Installed.

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