Windows 2012 licensing issue.

Even though we have already setup licensing on our Windows 2012 RDS Connection Broker - see attached, when I login to a terminal server, I still see the "Remote Desktop Licensing Mode Not Configured" and "Activate Windows , go to Control Panel to activate Windows" - see attached.  

Please advise what I should look at.  

Many thanks.
RDS-connection-broker.png
RD-licensing-mode-not-configured..png
nav2567Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Cliff GaliherCommented:
Your first screenshot does not show that you've configured the connection broker. It only shows that it exists.
0
nav2567Author Commented:
RD Licensing was configured and color was turned from green to gray.
0
Cliff GaliherCommented:
That doesn't mean youve configured licensing at all. You have to view the properties (in server manager) and set the licensing type (user or computer) and the name of your licensing server, which can be a different server than your connection broker. That screen does not indicate you've properly configured licensing.
0
Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

nav2567Author Commented:
Please see the attached.
RD-Licensing.png
0
Cliff GaliherCommented:
On the session host, you can run the love song diagnoser tool and check your settings are actually being pulled and that CALs have been installed and are available.
0
nav2567Author Commented:
Never heard of "love song diagnoser tool".  

Would you elaborate?
0
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Hah. Autocorrect. Gotta love it.

*LICENSING diagnoser.
0
Cliff GaliherCommented:
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nav2567Author Commented:
Cliff,

You are right.  Our RDS hosts are not able to pull the CALs from the RDS Broker.

What should I do now?
RD-Licensing-Diagnosis-Tool.png
0
nav2567Author Commented:
Cliff,

It looks better now - see attached.  Thank you!

However, on each server, I still see "Activate Windows , go to Control Panel to activate Windows"

Am I supposed to enter the product key?
RD-Licensing-Diagnosis-Tool-1.png
0
nav2567Author Commented:
Cliff, thank you!!!

I am going to post my other question in a question.
0
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Your server licenses should have come with an activation key. That is separate from RDS. You simply enter the key you received when you purchased the server license. This is required.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2012

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.