?
Solved

Windows 2012 licensing issue.

Posted on 2016-10-04
12
Medium Priority
?
60 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-04
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
0
Comment
Question by:nav2567
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 6
12 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 41829046
Your first screenshot does not show that you've configured the connection broker. It only shows that it exists.
0
 

Author Comment

by:nav2567
ID: 41829070
RD Licensing was configured and color was turned from green to gray.
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 41829074
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
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:nav2567
ID: 41829077
Please see the attached.
RD-Licensing.png
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 41829080
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
 

Author Comment

by:nav2567
ID: 41829087
Never heard of "love song diagnoser tool".  

Would you elaborate?
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 41829099
Hah. Autocorrect. Gotta love it.

*LICENSING diagnoser.
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
ID: 41829100
0
 

Author Comment

by:nav2567
ID: 41829117
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
 

Author Comment

by:nav2567
ID: 41829129
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
 

Author Comment

by:nav2567
ID: 41829157
Cliff, thank you!!!

I am going to post my other question in a question.
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 41829290
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

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Citrix policies are the most efficient method to configure and tune XenDesktop environments, allowing organizations to control connection, security and bandwidth settings based on various combinations of users, devices or connection types.  Citrix …
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
Suggested Courses

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question