How do I set the licensing mode on the Remote Desktop Session Host server 2016?

How do I setup Remote Desktop Licensing in Windows Server 2016?

In Server Manager, click Roles Summary, and then click Add Roles. Click Next on the first page of the roles wizard. Select Remote Desktop Services, and then click Next, and then Next on the Remote Desktop Services page. Select Remote Desktop Licensing, and then click Next.

How do you point the RDS session to host a license server?

3. Configure the Session Host

  1. Click on the Windows home icon. …
  2. In the Local Group Policy Editor select. …
  3. Double click on Use the specified Remote Desktop license servers.
  4. Use the specified Remote Desktop license servers: …
  5. Double click on the Set the Remote Desktop licensing mode.

How do I change my Licensing mode in RDS?

Configure licensing for an RDS deployment that includes the RD Connection Broker role

  1. On the RD Connection Broker computer, open Server Manager.
  2. In Server Manager, select Remote Desktop Services > Overview > Edit Deployment Properties > RD Licensing.

How do I apply for a RDS license?

On the license server (usually the first RD Connection Broker), open the Remote Desktop Licensing Manager. Right-click the license server, and then click Install licenses. Click Next on the welcome page. Select the program you purchased your RDS CALs from, and then click Next.

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Which Remote Desktop mode comes with two built in licenses?

By default your Windows Server comes with two Remote Desktop licenses (also known as RDS or RDP).

How do I set Licensing mode?

Go to Run (Windows + R key) and type gpedit. msc to open the Group Policy Editor. Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Licensing.

How do I specify a license server?


  1. Go to Windows Control Panel > System and Security > System.
  2. Select Advanced system settings.
  3. On the System Properties dialog, click Environment Variables.
  4. Under System variables, click New.
  5. For Variable Name, enter ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE.

What is Remote Desktop Licensing mode?

Remote Desktop for Administration: This licensing mode allows for up to two administrative sessions, including the local console session, to be running simultaneously on a Windows server. This is the only licensing mode that does not require Remote Desktop client access licenses (RD CALs) or a license server.

How does RDP license work?

Each user and device that connects to a Remote Desktop Session host needs a client access license (CAL). You use RD Licensing to install, issue, and track RDS CALs. When a user or a device connects to an RD Session Host server, the RD Session Host server determines if an RDS CAL is needed.