Terminal Server Licencing Server Setup

1 x Server 2012 (On Domain) with Remote Desktop Services Tools installed
1 x Terminal Server 2008 (Work Group)
1 x Terminal Server 2012 (Work Group)

I have configured my Server 2012 with the Remote Desktop Services Tools and this is activated.  
I will take advantage of the 120 day trial to make sure the solution is fit for the company.

1st. Am I right to connect my Terminal Servers to the Licensing server I select "Action - Connect"?
2nd. If I do the above I get "Access is denied"

How do I work around this?
The 2 Terminal servers can not go on the domain.
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Mat JonesAsked:
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
The official answer is this does not work. However you can try the steps to get this working here http://serverfault.com/questions/541870/can-remote-desktop-services-be-deployed-and-administered-by-powershell-alone-wi 

However, I would strongly advise you look at putting these servers on the domain as they will need to be on the domain to be supported by Microsoft encase of any issues.
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Mat JonesAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mark, maybe a dumb question but the two servers I would like to be used as terminal servers, they currently have the 2 built in remote connections allowed.

Do I need to install the Remote Desktop Services on these servers?

Cant ever recall doing this before.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
They do NOT have 2 built in connections for users - they have built in ADMINISTRATOR connections.  If you want END USERS to connect to these servers, you MUST install the RDS services.

RDS Setups CAN be tricky when in a domain... and MYSTIFYING if you try to keep them out of a domain - I never work without a domain and it might help us suggest methods and / or alternatives if you can elaborate on why you cannot put them in a domain.  Why can't you setup a separate, non-trusted domain (you have a 2012 server license - the other VM (you ARE virtualizing right?) can be the DC.
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Mat JonesAuthor Commented:
Lee sorry when I said users I meant for Administering the servers...

Untrusted domain could be a viable option here...

I will look into your advise and get back shortly...
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Mat JonesAuthor Commented:
Guys I am closing this question as your answers have provided me with what I require.

Thanks
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Cheers Matt and GL , would like to add that I felt I answered this question first and correctly, a bit disappointing to see another expert get half the points. Try and understand from our point of view a lot of us our obviously professionals and are busy week days but spend plenty of time helping the community here.

If you need any help with this you can contact me by PM or Posts.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Seriously Mark?  Perhaps Mat Jones appreciated the alternative I provided that ensured things remained in a supported state?  I contributed because I felt your answer was incomplete.  And apparently Mat Jones did too.
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Sorry, I will have another look later. I could have misread.
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Mat JonesAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys, look I always share the points if I find anything in the answer something I use.
On this occasion Lee did point out that I could make an alternate domain which was something I did not think about.

I don't want to take away anything from any of the answers but between the both of you I came up with a temporary solution and a permanent fix I can take to the board.

Believe me there are going to be plenty of point available to be earned if you follow me lol....
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
I did point out we could make one too and also linked an article. followed :). Just something to keep in mind anyway.
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Mat JonesAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mark, trying to keep everyone sweet!
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