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Remote Desktop Licensing Manager lists one more license issued than is being used RRS feed

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  • New Windows Server 2016 Standard installation

    Single server for domain, so all roles on same server: File Server, DNS, AD DS and Remote Desktop Services.

    Remote Desktop services installed via add roles, Licensing and Session Host only, without Connection Broker. 

    I used the PowerShell commands from the single server RDS configuration that was meant for WS 2012:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2833839/guidelines-for-installing-the-remote-desktop-session-host-role-service-on-a-computer-running-windows-server-2012-without-the-remote-desktop-connection-broker-role-service

    Licensing Diagnoser shows no errors, and Licensing Manager shows the correct number of 10 CALS, configured as Per User. However, the number of issued licenses is always listed as being one more than are actually in use, i.e. 2 with one user and 3 with two users.

    I found a section in gpedit that looks like I could have used it rather than powershell, in computer configuration/administrative templates/windows components/remote desktop services/remote desktop session host/licensing to specify the licensing server and licensing mode. They were listed as Not Configured, so I changed them to match the actual settings. This didn't change the mismatch between actually issued licenses and the number of issued licenses in license manager.

    1) Why aren't the actual number of unused CALs being displayed?

    2) Shouldn't I have been able to go directly to the relevant sections in computer configuration to specify the license server and licensing mode? My searches on TechNet only resulted in the article referenced above.

    Thanks



    • Edited by dljc Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:42 PM
    Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:41 PM

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