Checklist: Configure Remote Desktop Licensing

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

RD Licensing manages the Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs) that are required for each device or user to connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server. You use RD Licensing to install, issue, and track the availability of RDS CALs on a Remote Desktop license server.

This checklist provides the tasks that an administrator needs to complete to install and configure RD Licensing.


Task Reference

Review prerequisites for installing RD Licensing.

Checklist: Remote Desktop Licensing Installation Prerequisites

Install the RD Licensing role service.

Install the Remote Desktop Licensing Role Service

Activate the Remote Desktop license server.

Activate a Remote Desktop License Server

Install Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs) on the Remote Desktop license server.

Install Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses

Configure the RD Session Host server to support RD Licensing.

Configure License Settings on an RD Session Host Server

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