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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. 



            The attached PDF guide provides detailed steps for configuring a Widows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Licensing Server.  

            A new Microsoft Update now requires that User CALS are installed for Server 2012 and Server 2016.

            Here is another helpful guide online to help describe the purpose and function of the licensing server.

            Q: How do I use Server Manager to set the Remote Desktop Licensing mode for Windows Server 2012 RDS deployment?

            Use the link below for this answer. 
            http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-8/set-windows-2012-rds-licensing-mode-using-server-manager


            "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."
             If you are getting the error above you this link.
            https://www.micklerandassociates.com/blog/set-remote-desktop-licensing-mode-on-a-windows-2012-server


            Please notice that these documents are highly technical and recommended 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..

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