windows 2008 server terminal server

we have a server in workgroup. We are trying to remote desktop but we get:

the remote session was disconnected because there are no terminal server license server available to provide a license.
ShenAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
You need terminal service license to remote into a Terminal Server.  If you have purchased terminal server licenses already then:

1. You need to install the Terminal Services License Server

See this link: http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Configuring_a_Windows_Server_2008_Terminal_Services_License_Server

2. Add the TS licenses to the TS license server.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28702021/windows-2008-server-terminal-server.html#

3. I never used a TS in a workgroup.  Running it in a domain controlled environment is recomended.  However, I think you can use local Terminal Server user account.  Just create the users, add the users to allow remote sessions then use machine-name\username to log in.
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ShenAuthor Commented:
i tried to add the role terminal terminal services but  is not in the list of roles.
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Wayne88Commented:
I can't see what you did so it's hard to troubleshoot.  Here is a video on how to do it.

How to Install the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Role and RemoteApp

Let me know which part you're stuck on.

Also, after adding the role you still need TS licenses to use this feature legally.

Wayne
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ShenAuthor Commented:
when i go to add roles there is not termninal services, only remote desktop services (installed)

the only way i am able to remote desktop is mstsc /console
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Wayne88Commented:
"Remote desktop Services" is the new name for terminal server in server 2008 R2.  If it's installed then you have TS installed.
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ShenAuthor Commented:
but we can't  remote desktop unless we use: mstsc  /console or mstsc  /admin (windows 7)

 We are not purchasing a terminal license.

is it possible to do a normal remote desktop ( no /admin) and not get the message. I thought there was a way to default to two regular  remote connections.
can we uninstall it?
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Wayne88Commented:
I am not sure what you meant by "two regular remote connections" and I am unsure why you can't "we can't  remote desktop unless we use: mstsc  /console or mstsc  /admin (windows 7)"

I can remote desktop to our Server 2008 R2 using just MSTSC without the switch option.

If you are not licensed for terminal service then you can remote desktop into any 2008 server for administrative purposes only meaning that you will be taking over any active desktop session.

If you're logged in to a 2008 server using remote desktop and another person attempt to also log in then you will be kicked out from the remote desktop session.

Wayne
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