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We registered our terminal server licences and the grace period has ended. I understand that I need to rename the Grace Period as per http://www.stopdoingitwrong.co.uk/server-2012-rds-there-are-no-remote-desktop-license-servers/

We have 10 licenses all are used and cannot revoke any of them.

I tried renaming it but I do not have permission to do this. How do I get round this issue. Is there a permanent fix.
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Doesn't seem to be a permanent fix and Microsoft is claiming (certain people) that it's not on their radar at this time. I'm loosely quoting forum articles. However renaming or deleting the entry is correct. You have to first give yourself ownership of the key, then give your account permissions, and then you can rename/delete. A frustrating band-aid I know
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I am having problems giving the administrator full control over the key. Can you provide the steps?
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Sure. Select the correct key in the registry. Right click and go to 'permissions'. Click on Advanced at the bottom. Click on the Owner tab. Other Users & Groups.. then add the admin account. Apply. Next click on the Permissions tab and add the admin account with full control
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Thank you. I did that but I receive the error message "unable to save permission changes on GracePeriod. access is denied".

Any ideas why this is happenning?
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Possibly. Go back to the Advanced / Permissions tab and select 'Replace all child object.....' . Click OK. Let it recursively propagate the permissions and try again.
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Ok. I logged in as local administrator and reset the permissions, renamed the grace period and restarted. I can log in on RDP now. Thank you..

How do I disconnect the 10 users which all have been allocated a license? I tried to revoke license but that is greyed out.
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To my knowledge, you cannot revoke User TS CALs, only device CALs. That's why they are greyed out. They expire on their own after 30-90ish days. User licenses typically don't result in a denial of service to users above and beyond the CALs. If you want, you can look in to removing your CAL 10pack and then re-adding it to your licensing server.
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