Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Install RDS Licensing Role on W2k8 R@

Posted on 2012-03-30
6
Medium Priority
?
1,140 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-02
I'm trying to follow the instructions below to install the RDS/Terminal Server License role on a w2k8 r2 server.   As the article states, since the Remote Desktop Service role is already installed, Remote Desktop Services is dimmed but I should still be able to click on "next" to proceed to the role services page, but the next button is dimmed as well.  Before I started digging through articles on the internet I thought I would start here.  Thanks.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770419(v=ws.10).aspx
0
Comment
Question by:alexsupertramp
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:dmarinenko
ID: 37789309
You have to activate the licensing before you can install RDS
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd391972(v=ws.10).aspx
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
alexsupertramp earned 2000 total points
ID: 37789607
The issue was not trying to install the cals, it was actually enabling the license server role.  I found the issue and it was that there is a separate role section "Remote Desktop Services" where licensing is enabled, contrary to the documentation.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:alexsupertramp
ID: 37796141
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for alexsupertramp's comment #37789607

for the following reason:

The issue was not trying to install the cals, it was actually enabling the license server role.  I found the issue and it was that there is a separate role section "Remote Desktop Services" where licensing is enabled, contrary to the documentation.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:dmarinenko
ID: 37796142
I answered this a couple of hours previously.
The KB article's heading even says such.
"RDS: The license server must be activated before you can install RDS CALs onto the license server"
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:alexsupertramp
ID: 37797988
The kb article that was presented by dmarinenko was irrelevant to the issue that I described in my original question.  

My question was not an issue of activating the license server or installing cals.  It was an issue of installing the license server role, which happens before activating the license server.    For example, the article instructs to "open the rd licensing manager".   I did not have access to that because the license server role was not enabled yet.

I described my steps to resolve the problem so that others that come upon this article might find it useful.
0

Featured Post

Free recovery tool for Microsoft Active Directory

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory provides fast and reliable object-level recovery for Active Directory from a single-pass, agentless backup or storage snapshot — without the need to restore an entire virtual machine or use third-party tools.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
I’m willing to make a bet that your organization stores sensitive data in your Windows File Servers; files and folders that you really don’t want making it into the wrong hands.
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

577 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