Windows Server 2008 R2 Std RD Licensing Server Not Activated

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a domain controller running SBS 2011, and a Terminal Server running Server 2008 R2 standard.  On the Terminal server in the RD Licensing Manager, it says that the server is not activated.  It is however issuing the RDS Per User CALs to all of the users.  Also, in the computer properties of the Terminal Server it does say that Windows is Activated.  Does the RD Licensing server actually have to be activated?  Would this deny us access to remote in the the Terminal Server externally?
Question by:ssiremote
    1 Comment
    LVL 38

    Accepted Solution

    You need to have the RD Licensing Role installed (on that server would work fine).

    You are given a grace period (160 days? IIRC) before licensing needs to be activated.

    RD CALs are available via retail and Open License IIRC (All of our clients are licensed via OVL).

    CAL key codes are inputted into the licensing server and all is happy going forward.


    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Join & Write a Comment

    If you migrate a Terminal Server licenses server inside the 2008 server family, you can takte advantage of the build-in migration tool. If you like to migrate an older 2003 Server (and the installed client CALs) to a 2008 R2 server for example, you …
    I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
    This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

    729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now