Solved

Server 2008 R2 remote desktop licenses not recognized

Posted on 2012-04-05
7
1,036 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi,

I've installed and activated 5 licenses of remote desktop on Server 2008 R2, for some reason it does not recognize them and keeps on prompting me with the message that the message attached.

The server is part of the domain, the license server configured for it is the DC server which is Server 2003 R2 Enterprise, 64-bit, SP2.
0
Comment
Question by:iNc0g
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:smckeown777
Comment Utility
Whats the message? Can't see any attachment?
0
 

Author Comment

by:iNc0g
Comment Utility
sorry, my bad, here it is.
666.JPG
777.JPG
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:smckeown777
Comment Utility
Click Start - Administrative Tools - Remote Desktop Services - Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration
In there look for Remote Desktop License Servers - right click on and select Properties
Is your license server pointing to the correct server in there?
See screenshot for example as it should be.
Licensing.JPG
0
Wish Marketing would stop bothering you?

Is your marketing department constantly asking for new email signature updates? Are they requesting a different design for every department? Do they need yet another banner added? Don’t let it get you down! There is an easy way to manage all of these requests...

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Lance_P
Comment Utility
Hi,
  If smckeown777's comments work then you should be good to go.


But the Qs is confusing.

If the Licensing Server is windows 2008 and the server which needs the RDS cals is the Windows 2003 server, then you might get the error since I dont see any Windows 2003 licenses.
0
 

Author Comment

by:iNc0g
Comment Utility
Currently, the server which needs the RDS cals is the 2008, and the Licensing server configured is our main dc server 2003, i've tried changing the Licensing server to point itself instead of the 2003 server using gpedit.msc  but it did not change it, the option is greyed out, I assume I need to delete the connection and create a new one with the new setting but there are users currently connected to the server and working on it so I cannot do that just yet.
licensing-mode.JPG
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
smckeown777 earned 350 total points
Comment Utility
If they are greyed out its due to the group policy - if you can't get the group policy to work I'd remove that part from the policy and see if you can change it manually first, then you once you get it working you can apply the correct policy again
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:iNc0g
Comment Utility
The problem was indeed a GPO pointing to the Main server, what I did was added address: 127.0.0.1 before the Main in the GPO , restarted the server and it worked.

thanks.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Join & Write a Comment

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

763 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

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now