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How hard it’s to configure RDS licensing server on windows server 2012 R2

Hello again,

Today I’ll mention some of the issues faced me while trying to install and configure RDS license server.

this blog post will skip the steps of activating the server and installing the license. but will give you a hint about some issues that might face you.

To ensure that your Licensing server is probably configured use the RD Licensing Diagnoser

1- RD licensing Manager shows warning on the server.

Ensure that the server is a member from the terminal server license servers group in active Directory

you can right click the server in RD Licensing Manager and select Review Configuration

the Configuration screen you can click Add to Group to add your server to Terminal Server License Servers

2- Pending Reboot while trying to add Remote Desktop Role\

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You’ll need to delete the PendingFileRenameOperations key from the registry

Source: http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/kbase/VirtualizationTips/DesktopVirtualization/MicrosoftVirtualDesktopInfrastructureTips/General/SolvethependingrebooterrorinRDSdeploymentsRDMSinWindowsServer2012.html

“HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations”

3- The RD Licensing Diagnoser shows “Licenses are not available for this Remote desktop session host server” and “Licensing mode for the Remote Desktop Session Host is not configured”

Licensing mode for RDS Host server is not configured resized 600

you will need to run the following two commands on Powershell:

$obj = gwmi -namespace “Root/CIMV2/TerminalServices” Win32_TerminalServiceSetting
$obj. SetSpecifiedLicenseServerList(“licserver.domain.local”)  where “licserver.domain.local” is your license server

In addition you’ll need to defined the Licensing mode on Registry

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\RCM\Licensing Core\LicensingMode

You need to change the DWORD to 2 for Per Device or 4 for Per User. “in my case it was 5 :D”

Source: http://www.tbngconsulting.com/blog/bid/404182/Licensing-mode-for-the-Remote-Desktop-Session-Host-is-not-configured

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