windows server 2012 r2 RDP



I have 2 barcode scanners connected to win srv 2012 r2 over rdp. Looks like srv is accepting only 2 rdp sessions.
I need to have 2 active scanners + active svr console. Right now I have one scanner working + logged console but when I'm trying to login another one I got info about max connection and have to disconnect console or working gun. Any way to figure out this ?
Do I need specified licensing for it ?
Please help.


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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It sounds like you are inappropriately using the administrative sessions for non-administrative purposes.  You need to purchase RDS CALs, setup a licensing server, and setup the server as an RDS server.

If you can provide more information for your setup, we may able to better guide you.

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henryk123Author Commented:

I know I cannot use that for running apps over RDP but I had to test it my devices.
 Now question is if I should buy RDP /user or /device license. I believe in my scenario I should use user license.
Also do I need separate license for server or Windows 2012 R2 Standard has one already and all what I need is setup as RDS server.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I believe in my scenario I should use user license.

Maybe.  You still haven't described your scenario so we can't advise you on that.   You still haven't described your environment so we can advise you.  Based on what I'm imagining given the EXTREMELY limited information you've provided, you want device CALs and you may need another Windows Server license depending on how you setup this server, what the hardware needs are, and what other services are on it.

If this information is particularly sensitive and you don't want to share it, fine, but then you're probably better off hiring a consultant who you can put under an NDA and get their professional opinion.
henryk123Author Commented:
I have simple config.

- Dell Server R220 (Windows Server 2012 R2) - empty box, nothing on it, domain member
I will install on it my ERP handheld client application.
All what I need is connect 2, finally in future 4 handhelds Intermec CK71 over RDP and fire up that application. That's all.  I created already domain user for each handheld so I was thinking about "client"  RDP license.
I'd like if possible setup everything RDP related on this small server.

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