Remote Desktop Services

In a Single Domain Environment, can you setup a Separate Windows Server 2012 with  Remote Desktop Services and apply the Licensse to another Windows Server 2012 R2 and have the Host computer Separate from the actual Server you want the access to be on another Server in the network?
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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
I just read that five times and have no idea what you're asking.  Please rephrase using more than one sentence.  It might also be a good idea to include background info and specifically what you're trying to accomplish.
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dtssupportAuthor Commented:
Traditionally when you setup Remote Desktop Services (previously called " Terminal Server") you would install this feature on one server and that Server becomes the Terminal Server), the Question is can you set up a Server with Remote Desktop Configuration and allow the license to be applied to a different Server where more than 2 Users be allowed to logged in on that Server, or will it only apply to the Server you setup as the RD Server?
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dtssupportAuthor Commented:
What we are trying to accomplish is allowing more than 2 Users to logged in to a Windows Server 2012R2 and I am trying to determine if I have to make that server the Remote Desktop Services Server or can I use another server and apply the licenses that the Server without RDS features installed
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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
The default number of allowed terminal sessions is two.  If you want more you have to purchase a CAL and apply either per user or per computer depending on need.  The CAL you purchase should be applied on the RDS server.
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dtssupportAuthor Commented:
I understand that, can you apply those CALS to a different Server login or does it only apply to the Server you have installed the RDS Services too?
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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
The CAL is installed on the licensing server, not necessarily the session host (although they can be the same server).  When a connection is made to a RD Session Host, a license is issued to the user/computer by the licensing server.  As long as a license is available the session host doesn't matter.  More information can be found here:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732684.aspx
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dtssupportAuthor Commented:
thank you
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