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  • Question

  • Hello

    I want to use a standalone Windows Server without any domain and additional server for managing remote desktop licence.

    I also want to use the HyperV role in this server to have 2 VM's and also have remote desktop access to the VM's.

    Is there any issue with this? My grace period expired and I find it impossible to activate RDS. I am beginning to think it isnt possible.

    Vedat

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:58 AM

Answers

  • Questions about RDS would be better asked in the RDS forum - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserverTS

    Windows Server runs just fine without a domain.  Management is a bit more challenging because you don't have a central security broker like Active Directory, but it can be done.

    Every Windows operating system comes with built-in remote desktop capability.  This is licensed for administrative purposes.  This is not a forum to answer licensing questions, so you might want to contact Microsoft directly to talk to them about your configuration and how you plan to use it to determine the proper way to license it.  The reason I say this is because you were not clear in the reason for accessing the VMs via RDS.  You might not need RDS.  A licensing expert could help you.


    . : | : . : | : . tim

    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Monday, November 30, 2015 2:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Friday, December 4, 2015 3:27 AM
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:27 PM
  • Hi,

    I want to use a standalone Windows Server without any domain and additional server for managing remote desktop licence.

    I suggest you add this server to a domain, otherwise GUI interface and some PowerShell cmdlets cannot be used to manage your RDS deployment.

    My grace period expired and I find it impossible to activate RDS. I am beginning to think it isnt possible

    You must set up a licensing server to be able to continue using RDS services.

    More information for you:

    Managing server 2012 RDS in a workgroup

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/cbffb2d4-ff9d-49ee-a9ce-a60db2262422/managing-server-2012-rds-in-a-workgroup?forum=winserverTS

    RD Licensing Configuration on Windows Server 2012

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2013/09/20/rd-licensing-configuration-on-windows-server-2012.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Amy


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Tuesday, December 8, 2015 2:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Wednesday, December 9, 2015 8:17 AM
    Friday, December 4, 2015 3:35 AM

All replies

  • Questions about RDS would be better asked in the RDS forum - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserverTS

    Windows Server runs just fine without a domain.  Management is a bit more challenging because you don't have a central security broker like Active Directory, but it can be done.

    Every Windows operating system comes with built-in remote desktop capability.  This is licensed for administrative purposes.  This is not a forum to answer licensing questions, so you might want to contact Microsoft directly to talk to them about your configuration and how you plan to use it to determine the proper way to license it.  The reason I say this is because you were not clear in the reason for accessing the VMs via RDS.  You might not need RDS.  A licensing expert could help you.


    . : | : . : | : . tim

    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Monday, November 30, 2015 2:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Friday, December 4, 2015 3:27 AM
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:27 PM
  • Hi,

    I want to use a standalone Windows Server without any domain and additional server for managing remote desktop licence.

    I suggest you add this server to a domain, otherwise GUI interface and some PowerShell cmdlets cannot be used to manage your RDS deployment.

    My grace period expired and I find it impossible to activate RDS. I am beginning to think it isnt possible

    You must set up a licensing server to be able to continue using RDS services.

    More information for you:

    Managing server 2012 RDS in a workgroup

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/cbffb2d4-ff9d-49ee-a9ce-a60db2262422/managing-server-2012-rds-in-a-workgroup?forum=winserverTS

    RD Licensing Configuration on Windows Server 2012

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2013/09/20/rd-licensing-configuration-on-windows-server-2012.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Amy


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Tuesday, December 8, 2015 2:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Wednesday, December 9, 2015 8:17 AM
    Friday, December 4, 2015 3:35 AM