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Activating Licence Server for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 Standard

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I am having problem in setting up the Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 Standard (which is the 2nd Server connected to the SBS2008 with the same domain name).

Q1.  When I select the Licensing Diagnosis under Terminal Server Configuration Details, I received the following 2 warnings -

       1.  ABC-SERVER  - The Terminal Services Configuration tool is running with local account credentials. Licensing Diagnosis will not be able to discover domain or forest license servers automatically and the Total Number of TS client access licences. Available value may be inaccurate

       2.  ABC-SERVER - The terminal server is within the grace period, but the terminal server has not discovered any licences.

Q2.   When activating the Licence Server for Remote Desktop Services --  What is the Product ID for Windows Server 2008 Standard in the following format
        00486-001-0001076-84161 (this was for the Windows Server 2008 R2 is it the same ?)

Any prompt assistance will be very much appreciated.


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Dang88
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by:Skyler Kincaid
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A couple questions:

1. Have you already installed TS CAL's? If so, how many do you have?

2. If you go to Terminal Services Configuration (tsconfig.msc), double-click on Terminal Services licensing mode, is it set to per device or per user?

You will need to install the CALS and make sure you are logged into the server with the domain admin credentials. You should also be able to change the credentials used for the Licensing Diagnostic tool.

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by:Dang88
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Thanks for the response.

Answer (1)  -  No, I have not installed the TS CALs yet, I'm awaiting for my order from the supplier,  but shouldn't I be able to locate the Terminal License Server under the      Licensing Diagnosis without installing the CALs  ?  I am ordering  5 RDS Device CALs,  is User CAL better than Device CAL ?

Answer (2)  -  I am currently setting the following

Terminal Server Configuration Details -

     !  Number of TS CALs available  for  clients   0
                      Terminal server version                 Windows Server 2008
                      Active Directory domain                ABC-SERVER.local
                      Licensing mode                             Per Device
                      Discovery                                       Use specified License servers

Do I need to fill in the CALs details before the Terminal Server can be activated ?



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Dang88
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Have you installed the Terminal Services Licensing role yet?
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