Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server 2012

 

Install Remote Desktop Services Role

1. Open the Server Manager Dashboard.

2. Click Add Roles and Features.

3. Choose Role-based or feature-based installation.

4. Select current server from the pool.

5. Select Remote Desktop Services.

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6. Select Remote Desktop Licensing and Remote Desktop Session Host.

7. Leave box checked for 'include management tools' and click on Add Features.

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8. Click on Install but do not restart the server yet. Make sure that the option to restart the server is unchecked. 

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Verify Remote Desktop is enabled

1. Go to Server Manager > Local Server  > Remote Desktop and  make sure it set to Enabled.

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2. Click on Enabled and confirm that: 

  • Allow remote connections to this computer is checked.
  • Allow connections only from computers running RD with Network Level Authentication is unchecked.

 

 

 

 

Prepare Licensing Configuration

1. Run \ gpedit.msc

2. Navigate to  Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Service > Remote Desktop Session Host > Licensing.

 

3. Click on Use the specified RD license server:

  • Check the Enabled box
  • Enter FQDN of this server (ping localhost: wtfs2xxx.aus.us.siteprotect.com)
  • Apply

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4. Click on Set the RD licensing Mode:

  • Check the Enabled box
  • Choose from the drop-down menu Per User
  • Apply

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5. Submit a support ticket through Site Control, so we can install the TCALs. Please be aware that this will require server reboot.