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            Windows Server 2012: Remote Desktop Licensing Server Configuration

            When using Microsoft's Server Operating Systems, there is a requirement for configuring an activated Licensing Server within a 120-day grace period.
            A new Microsoft Update now requires that User CALS are installed for Server 2012 and Server 2016.


            Please download and read the attached PDF guide, which provides detailed steps for configuring a Widows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Licensing Server.  
            When using the NComputing platform over Microsoft Server operating systems, make sure to configure your licensing server licenses as "per user" and not "per device".   
            Please notice that this document is highly technical and recommended to be used by qualified IT.

            Additional Information:
             
            • Finding out the purpose and function of the licensing server.
             Here is a helpful guide.  

            • How do I use Server Manager to set the Remote Desktop Licensing mode for Windows Server 2012 RDS deployment?
            This article can be helpful. 

            • Windows Warning: "You are current logged on as local administrator on the computer. You must be logged on as a domain user to manage servers and collections."  Check out this link.

            Please notice that the referenced links lead to highly technical information to be used by qualified IT.

            We have also verified that this method can be used successfully with Server 2016 as well and has not really changed too much from the Server 2008 R2 steps.


            Article ID: 435

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