Wednesday, March 12, 2014

KB: No RDS license when you connect to an RDS farm in Windows Server 2012

A new KB (2916846) was released by Microsoft in regards to installing the RDSH role (rol-based, not scenario based) and possible issues with successfully acquiring RDS CAL’s from a RD Licensing server.

“…Assume that you install the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012, and then configure the computer to obtain licenses from a Remote Desktop Services Licensing Server. When you try to connect to the computer by using Remote Desktop or Remote App, you may receive an error message that indicates there is no Remote Desktop Services Client Access License..”

“…This issue occurs because the RDSH server is missing certificates when a connection arrives and it cannot request a license for that connection to the Licensing server…”

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  1. I have the exactly same problem with Windows Server 2012 R2, and the hotfix published in KB 2916846 cannot be installed (it is OK for Server 2012, NOT for R2).
    How it could be corrected for R2 ???

  2. Is there a fix for Windows 2012 R2 as I've heard of a few cases seeing this problem on Windows 2012 R2