Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:01 AM
I'm trying to figure out how to setup a Windows Server 2012 server as a basic Terminal Server that end-users have the ability to log in to. We purchased 5 RDS user CAL's. I have added both the Remote Desktop Services Host and Licensing to the server allocated to be the Terminal Server and added the 5 CAL's successfully.
However, in RD Licensing Diagnoser, I'm getting this error:
Problem = The licensing mode for the Remote Desktop Session Host server is not configured.
Suggested Resolution = Set the licensing mode on the Remote Desktop Session Host server to either Per User or Per Device. Use RD Licensing Manager to install the corresponding licenses on the license server.
Unfortunately, I cannot find where I can set the licensing mode.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:34 PM
Windows Server 2012 was designed to use a special installation mode called Remote Desktop Services Installation. When you run this installation mode you will be required to also install Connection Broker and RD Web Access. The Connection Broker server then becomes your management server and is where the RDMS plug-in for Server Manager is installed. This new management console replaces the MMC snap-ins used in previous versions (tsadmin, tsconfig, RemoteApp Manager, Connection Manager).
If you don't want to use the new RDMS UI then you can install only RDSH role service and use PowerShell to manage your server. The following blog post is a good place to start for information on how to use PowerShell.
Don Geddes - SR Support Escalation Engineer - Remote Desktop Services - Printing and Imaging