Enter the RDS license server

Windows Server 2019

You installed the Remote Desktop Session Host role on a Windows server (2012 / 2012R2 / 2016) without going through the Remote Desktop Services deployment wizard and the following error is displayed on connection: ” the RD Session Host server is not configured with any license server “.

RDS sans deploiement

Prerequisites for resolution

Have a server with the Remote Desktop Services License Manager role.

Resolution of problem

1. On your RDS server, run gpedit.msc.

2. Go to: Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Remote Desktop Services / Remote Desktop Session Host / License Manager. The following parameters must be modified:

1 Use the specified Remote Desktop license servers
2 Define How Remote Desktop Services Licensing

Stratégie ordinateur local/Configuration ordinateur/Modèles d'administration/Composants Windows/Services bureau a distance/Hôte de la session bureau à distance/Gestionnaire de licences

3. Open the parameter Use the specified Remote Desktop license servers and enter your license server 1.

Utiliser les serveurs de licences Bureau à distance indiqués

4. Edit the setting Define Remote Desktop Services licensing mode by specifying the licensing mode 1.

Définir le mode de concession de licences des services Bureau à distance

5. Restart the server.

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