Wednesday, August 28, 2013

KB: Best practices for setting up Remote Desktop Licensing across Active Directory Domains/Forests or Workgroup (2473823)

imageMicrosoft has published a new KB article (KB2473823 ) covering Best Practices for Remote Desktop Licensing.

 

“…Question:
Can the RD Licensing (Terminal Server Licensing) server issue a Client Access License (CAL) to users or devices connecting to RD Session Host (Terminal Server) servers under any of the following conditions?

  • RD Session Host servers are in an Active Directory Domain and RD Licensing server is in a workgroup environment
  • RD Session Host servers are in a workgroup and the RD Licensing server in an Active Directory Domain
  • RD Session Host servers and RD Licensing server are in different forests. No trusts exist (One-way or Two-way trust) between these forests
  • RD Session Host servers and RD Licensing servers are in the same workgroup

Answer:
For both Per Device and Per User CALs issuance to work, the RD Session Host and RD Licensing server in any one of the following three configurations:
  • Both in the same workgroup
  • Both in the same domain
  • Both in the trusted (Two-way trust) Active Directory Domains or Forest..”

For more information on these scenario’s see the KB article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2473823/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134

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