Remote desktop licensing not available, Server 2012
Posted on 2013-01-21
I have a terminal server in Windows Server 2012 that the 120 grace period expired for licenses. I had setup the license server on the same server, it's a domain member/system, and installed the licenses (50). For some reason, on boot, the server has:
The RD Licensing grace period has expired and the service has not registered with a license server with installed licenses. A RD Licensing server is required for continuous operation. A Remote Desktop Session Host server can operate without a license server for 120 days after initial start up.
And it will not allow remote desktop users to connect, stating that their isn't a license server available. I've gone into License manager, verified the server is activated and working. I can ping the license server by the FQDN I'm using.
In licensing diagnosis, it says the server is up, the licenses are available, and it can't find any problems.
When I try to connect a remote desktop I get an event log warning:
The Remote Desktop Session Host server does not have a Remote Desktop license server specified. To specify a license server for the Remote Desktop Session Host server, use the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool.
Funny, because the Remote Desktoop Session Host Config tool doesn't exist in 2012. Argh! Help!