allow more user on remote desktop...server 2012 r2 ess

i have allowed 10 users here

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections

but it is still not working, this seems to be the way to do it, but for whatever reason its not working for me
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Have you installed the RDSH role, bought RDS CALs, and configured an RDS licensing server?  Remote connections require extra licensing that is *not* built into windows server.  Without purchasing the licenses and configuring them, windows allows only two connections *FOR ADMIN PURPOSES.*  Any end-user use is strictly prohibited for admin-mode and, if caught, can result in heavy fines.
Luis MouraCommented:
I guess that Windows 2012 Standart have 10 CALS bultin.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
No built-in RDS CALs in 2012.
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Luis MouraCommented:
Yes my fault, no built-in
SHFLTDAuthor Commented:
grrr.. can you send me a link to get this enabled, trial... purchase...whatever.. we have about 8 users, and we want to use quickbooks, and from everything we read or 'googled' remote on the server seems to the best way...thanks!!!
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Do you have QuickBooks Enterprise? That's the only version that works on remote desktop.
SHFLTDAuthor Commented:
yes we have enterprise
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Then set up a lab. DON'T DO THIS ON YOUR LIVE NETWORK!!! Until you've labbed it and understand how it works, what it takes, what servers you'll need, and how it changes active directory. Setting up and licensing a legitimate remote desktop deployment is *NOT* trivial.
SHFLTDAuthor Commented:
man that seems like way way over kill for about 7 you know of any third party software i can use on the server?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
All remote desktop solutions such as Citrix still legally require RDS CALs and such. So no, none that will legally do what you want.
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
There are alternatives. ThinSoft is one:


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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Which if you read Microsoft's license agreement, still requires RDS.
Luis MouraCommented:
Yes, you need CALS
Luis MouraCommented:
But if you check here
windows 2012 Standart10 CALS

I dont know if this a versions/model option to order, or is the default.
SHFLTDAuthor Commented:
hmmm... man i figured i could just 'turn it on' add a few users and go, hehe... anyone have any suggestions other than 2 servers? older versions? other OS?
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