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    RD Licensing

    I have setup remote desktop through the web however when I connect to my servers im still only allow a max of 3 connections however I have a volume licence installed in the RD Licensing manager for a RDS per user CALS for a total of 1500 and yet as I say it wont allow me to have more than 3 sessions

    what am I doing wrong ?
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    Have you told the RDS server to use that RDS Licensing server?

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    I think so yea all of the roles are all on 1 server and I have a green tick in my RD Licensing manager

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    does this look right ?

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    That looks fine. However, the RDS Server itself has a section where you tell it which Licensing server to use.

    Open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. On that first page, there should be a section "Licensing". Under that, you should have Per User and Specified listed. Double click the Remote Desktop license servers item, and there details should be in there.

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    Wow 1,500 CAL's!! that must have cost a fortune!

    I just paid £1,300 for 120 of them...

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    yea that's right is selected as per user do I need to tell the server that i'm connecting to about the RDs Licencing server ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_lane View Post
    yea that's right is selected as per user do I need to tell the server that i'm connecting to about the RDs Licencing server ?
    In that bit I mentioned, you need to add the licensing server address.

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    @localzuk yea that's right it says that in the RD Session Host Config I've opened it and it tells me the server name and also tells me the number if licenses available for and the licensing mode is per user further down under remote desktop services license server information it give me the name of the of the server the credentials which is available and the connectivity which is available

    when I click on the start RD Licensing manager on the right hand side I have a the name of the server which has a green tick and the activation status is activated, the scope is domain and the configuration is ok the type of licence is

    Windows Server 2008 or Windows 2008R2: installed TS or RDS per user CALS

    any thing else I should check for ?

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    think we are ok I've had up to 7 people on

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    Yes it wont give you much indication of the licenses that are in use.

    But if you have pointed it to the license server then it should be fine for the users to log on.

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    @zag ok I've now setup a staff server for staff to connect to yesterday I was able to connect to the broker server which was the one that had all the roles on and I was able to connect more than 2 users on now that I have setup this new server I've just tired to remote on to the server to test again and I get the same issue I did yesterday and that was not allowed more than 2 users do I need to add a role and point it to the licencing server ?

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    Every RDS Server in the farm needs pointing at the licensing server, per the earlier method.

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    right ok I just thought that the broker would know this as I'm using it to connecting to the server



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