Terminal License Server Problem in Windows 2008. What should I do?

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When I try to have a remote desktop connection from a machine to Windows Server 2008 R2, I have the error that there is no terminal license server. What should I do?

I try to apply the steps in the link:
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Configuring_a_Windows_Server_2008_Terminal_Services_License_Server

but I couldn't find TS Licesnsing Configuration section.

5-6 months ago, I was able to have remote desktop connection to that 2008 machine.

http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/terminal-services/licensing/changes-windows-server-2008-terminal-server-licensing-part1.html
>>However, everything in Windows Server 2008 is role-based. In other words, you install the Terminal Services >>Licensing role on the server rather than selecting an “optional component” to install.

There is no Terminal Server section in my roles. So, I cannot go on further. Also, this OS is Datacenter 64-bit and I have no licensing stuff for terminal server as far as I know. How can I check for it? My 2008 is genuine.

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ok first thing before those above (which if you examine the links in my question, yeors are same:):

Is this licensing sold apart from Windows 2008 R2?
Scott AndersonPrincipal Support Engineer

Commented:
Yes, Terminal Server CALs are completely separate from the usual "Windows CALs".

Windows CALs are to grant license to access Windows File and Print Services from a server.

Windows Terminal Services CALs are only for granting license to access Windows Terminal Services to clients.  You can have your server in just Remote Administration mode, which will allow only 2 "Administrator group" privileged connections to the server.

Adding the TS Licensing to the server on 2008 is pretty straightforward.
   1.  Open Server Manager and select Roles from the hierarchy. On the right side, select Add Roles. This will launch the Add Roles wizard.
   2.  From the Select Server Roles screen, check the box next to Terminal Services and click Next.
   3.  On the Introduction to Terminal Services screen, click Next.
   4.  Select TS Licensing and click Next.
   5.  Configure the type of discovery scope that should be used for this License Server, either Domain or Forest. Also, select where the TS Licensing database files should be located.
   6.  Click Install to install the role.
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>>Terminal Server CAL
What is CAL? Yes, I am a liitle illiterate. So, should I buy for the license for Terminal Server? My only aim is just to remote desktop to the 2008 R2 which I can do it before.
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No worries... CAL = client access license

> "My only aim is just to remote desktop to the 2008 R2 which I can do it before."
I guess the question I need to ask is: how many folks do you want accessing the server via remote desktop?
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If it's just you/administrators in your organization, you don't need to install Remote Desktop & Remote Desktop Licensing on the server...  
Just uninstall all the Remote Desktop Roles that you have installed, reboot.
After logging back on, open Server Manager and take a look on the Right Side of the "Server Summary" window - there should be a link to click:  "configure Remote Desktop"
Click that and select "Allow connection from computers running any version of Remote Desktop" - that will allow Win2K, XP, Vista & Win7 desktops to access RD, but _only_ with Administrator level credentials.
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If you're wanting to allow your clients to access programs on the server for business purposes, you will need to purchase Remote Desktop CALS (client access licenses) and install them on the server.

Hope this helps!
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>>I guess the question I need to ask is: how many folks do you want accessing the server via remote >>desktop?
One account which is admin.
>>Just uninstall all the Remote Desktop Roles that you have installed, reboot.
I will check for it.
>>If you're wanting to allow your clients to access programs on the server for business purposes
Nope, just 1 user, admin:)
Scott AndersonPrincipal Support Engineer

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I'm just waiting on feedback from recommendations above...
Sorry, I just resigned from my current position, so, let me close this question. I think ScooterAnderson is right even I will have no opportunity to probe his comment.
Scott AndersonPrincipal Support Engineer

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Good luck with your future endeavors!

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