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2008r2 client access license

    Question

  • I have 2008r2 standard with a 10 client license.

    It looks like I might be missing  the license key needed.

    I  installed and activated the server sometime ago.

    In trying to get the RDP working, I thought my product key was what I needed, but it wont accept that.

    I have the client access license paper, but it doesn't have anywhere the 5 set of 5 alphanumeric numbers to enter.

    What am I missing?

    thanks

    mark

    Friday, July 12, 2013 9:22 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    for Remote Desktop services that normal users can logon to run for example Office on the server in a remote session you have the need for RDS CALs which are different from the normal CALs you got with the server.SO if you don't have specific RDS CALs and also install the RDS Licensing server no user can logon to the server remote.

    Additional questions about RDS please ask in the already mentioned forum and for Licensing details please contact Microsoft support directly or your license reseller.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by deeredealer Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:43 PM
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    • Marked as answer by deeredealer Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:46 PM
    Sunday, July 14, 2013 5:51 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    so you have enabled Remote Desktop on the system properties from the server to use "mstsc /admin" to connect to it?

    Or are you even not able to use RDC to logon as Administrator?

    Users that should logon to a server need permission to do so(Remote Desktop users security group), normally users are not allowed to logon to a server OS machine.

    And to have more then the allowed administrative connections to a server you need Remote Desktop CALs and a Remote desktop licensing server installed.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:11 PM
  • Meifnolf...thanks for the reply.

    I can log on RDP from client as administrator.

    Only one connection can be made as anyone else is auto logged out.

    Which leads me to this question.

    Is there a difference in client licenses?

    When I bought my 2008 R2 it said it includes 10 client access licenses. I don't see any separate keys outside of the product key. The license manager does not recognize the product key.

    Do I have to purchase for RDP use, specific "RDP CAL's"

    Than ks

    Mark

    Saturday, July 13, 2013 3:52 PM
  • TS/RDS forum is here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserverTS

    Installing RDS CALs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff710503(v=ws.10).aspx


    Don
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    Sunday, July 14, 2013 1:54 AM
  • Hello,

    for Remote Desktop services that normal users can logon to run for example Office on the server in a remote session you have the need for RDS CALs which are different from the normal CALs you got with the server.SO if you don't have specific RDS CALs and also install the RDS Licensing server no user can logon to the server remote.

    Additional questions about RDS please ask in the already mentioned forum and for Licensing details please contact Microsoft support directly or your license reseller.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by deeredealer Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:43 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by deeredealer Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:44 PM
    • Marked as answer by deeredealer Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:46 PM
    Sunday, July 14, 2013 5:51 PM