Step 6: Verifying RD Licensing Functionality

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

To verify the functionality of the RD Licensing deployment, log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner and use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to the remote host. The use of the license will be verified on the Remote Desktop license server.

  • Verify client connectivity:

    • To verify connectivity to the RD Session Host server (RDSH-SRV): Connect to RDSH-SRV with RDC using a valid license

    • To verify client connectivity in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment: Establish a client connection in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment using a valid license

  • Verify the RDS CAL by using Remote Desktop Licensing Manager

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.

  3. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box, click Options, and then click the Advanced tab.

  4. On the Advanced tab, click Settings.

  5. On the RD Gateway Server Settings page, click Use these RD Gateway server settings, enter the following settings, and then click OK.

    • Server name:

    • Logon method: Allow me to select later

    • Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses: Clear check box

  6. On the General tab, in the Computer box, type rdsh-srv, and then click Connect.

  7. In the Windows Security dialog box, type the password for contoso\mskinner, and then click OK.

  8. If the connection is successful, a Windows desktop will appear on the screen for RDSH-SRV.

  1. Use the appropriate deployment guide to verify client connectivity. After client connectivity has been established, verify the RDS CAL by using Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.

  1. On the license server RDL-SRV, open Remote Desktop Licensing Manager. To open Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.

  2. In the console tree, expand All servers, and then click RDL-SRV.

  3. In the results pane, verify that a license is used in the Issued column.

You have successfully deployed and demonstrated the functionality of RD Licensing on Remote Desktop Services by using the simple scenario of connecting to a remote host with a licensed remote user account by using Remote Desktop Connection. You can also use this deployment to explore some of the additional capabilities of Remote Desktop Services through additional configuration and testing.

You have completed all the steps. For more information, see Appendix A: Rebuild the RD Licensing Database.

Community Additions