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Windows Server 2008 R2 Std RD Licensing Server Not Activated

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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?
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Philip Elder earned 1000 total points
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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.

Philip
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