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How to Install and Activate RDS CALs 2012

02/17/2022
Isola Is
  • Introduction :

    RDS CALs are licenses that allow users or devices to connect to a Windows Server. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the steps of installing and configuring a Remote Desktop License Server (RDS CALs) on a Windows server 2012.

    1. Requirements

    2. Steps to follow

      • Install the Server Roles

        1. Let's open the Server Manager and then select the Add Roles and Features option.

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        2. In the Before You Begin section, pick Next.

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        3. Choose Role-based and then click the Next.

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        4. Choose Select a server from the server pool then click on Next. You can choose Select a virtual hard disk as well

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        5. Choose the role Remote Desktop Services then click on Next.

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        6. By default, the Features section is unchecked. Continue by clicking on Next

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        7. Click on Next once more.

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        8. Please now add the role services Remote Desktop Session Host and Remote Desktop Licensing then click on Next.

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        9. Choose the option Restart the destination server automatically if required then click Install

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        10. Click on Close once you are done.

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      • Activate the RDS License Server

        1. Go to “Server Manager”, then Tools, click on Remote Desktop Services and select Remote Desktop Licensing Manager:

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        2. Select the server tab in the RD Licencing Manager, then click Activate Server.

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        3. The "Welcome to the Activate Server Wizard" window will open. Select Next

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        4. Pick Automatic as the connection method, then click Next..

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        5. Click Next after entering your Full Name and Company Name.

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        6. Hit Next after entering your email address and company details. Click Next after entering your email and company information. This field is optional Information fields, therefore you may leave it empty

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        7. When the Install Licenses procedure is finished, click Next to proceed.

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      • Activate the RDS CALs

        1. Next, right-click your server's name and select Install licenses from the drop-down menu.

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        2. The "Welcome to the install licenses Wizard" window will be displayed. Click on Next

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        3. Please select the license program License pack (Retail Purchase) then click on Next.

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        4. Enter your activation code here. Then, after clicking Add, proceed by clicking Next.

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        5. The RDS CAL has now been successfully activated.

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