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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Licensing Issues

Posted on 2015-01-10
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I recently joined a Server 2012 Remote Desktop to an SBS domain. I only installed the roles of licensing manager and remote desktop services. Everything works well, however i keep getting a popup telling me i still run on trial licenses and they are expire in xx days. I need to install the remote desktop broker. this is only a small network and should not have to use the broker
Checking the licensing manager i have all green ticks and the licenses are activated. When checking the available licenses it shows as 12  licenses and issued 0 licenses . That would indicate something is not right. Can any of the RDP experts help me out here. Below is a report I ran. Thanks

CAL Usage Report                        
RD License Server:      APPSERV01                  
Report Date:      Sunday, 11 January 2015 2:11:00 PM                  
                        
CAL Version      CAL Type      Installed CALs              CALs in Use      CAL Availability
Windows Server 2012              RDS Per User CAL      12      0      Available
                        
No Per User License has been Issued                        
                        
No Per User License Issuance has failed                        
                        
No Per Device License has been issued
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by:Cliff Galiher
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The connection broker is a very important role in 2012 and should always be deployed. Without the RDCB, the only way RDS works, in your case letting RDSH find the licensing server, is through manual registry edits or significant group policy changes. I *strongly* recommend deploying an RDCB and managing the deployment via server manager in 2012.
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co_ol earned 0 total points
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Connection Broker was not required in my particular setup. The licensing server needed to be configured in Group Policy
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by:co_ol
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Further research allowed me to find the solution myself. After adding the server in group policy settings the licensing went from a trial version to a full version. The licensing check wizard came up with no errors.
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