Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services - Configured for 6 Licenses but still restricted to 2 connections

jconklin-ansinc-net used Ask the Experts™
I have gone through the steps to activate the RDS Server and License Manager but I still get an error trying to add a 3rd remote desktop connection that I need to disconnect because too many users. Not sure where to begin to look.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Gone through the steps is not a very detailed description of what you've done.  Can you be a bit more detailed because in every instance where people have initially set this up properly, that's not one of the problems they encounter.
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The only time I've seen that is if you didn't install the session host role.  Every other config error I can think of generates a different error.  That error pretty specific to a non-session host using admin mode.


Cliff, you were exactly correct, that was what was needed, thanks! I was able to connect more users. I was still getting license errors, though, and for that I followed an article I found enabling the License Server and the License Type using GPEDIT.MSC. I really find it hard to believe you need to edit Group Policy to enable a license server, but hey, it's working.

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