After a reboot the server should be working again, licenses are now being used: Although everything seemed to be ok and configured correctly with valid licenses, it seems that the setup was still in a 180 day grace period, even though it was correctly configured. Abe Note the note: Note: you must take ownership and give admin users full control to be able to delete this key. Note: you must take ownership and give admin users full control to be able to delete this key. Deciding whether or not to deploy Terminal Services is a decision that should not be taken lightly, so testing the service may take longer than the 120-day evaluation period included with it. Please contact the server administrator.
Luckily, you can extend the 120-day evaluation period. Hi Shaun Thank you for your reply. To specify a license server for the Remote Desktop Session Host server, use the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool. This is specific to windows 2012, is that correct? Extend the Terminal Services evaluation period on a Windows Server 2008 computer in order to complete pre-deployment testing. I need to detect if Remote Desktop Session Host is installed in windows server 2008 using registry data as part of the prerequisite checker for our product.Next
Lucky for you the fix is easy. Also no further reboot was needed. What causes this and how to avoid it? Please contact your server administrator. If you try the same thing on Windows Vista or Windows 7, when you try to reconnect to the server you get this message: The remote computer disconnected the session because of an error in the licensing protocol. The environment was fine but we encountered this before.Next
Once the 120 day grace period expires, attempts to log on result in this error message: The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop client access licenses available for this computer. Remote Desktop Service will stop working in 104 days. Although it does not appear to be documented, the Active Directory computer objects representing the Remote Desktop servers must be granted this right, either explicitly or indirectly. Licensing mode for the Remote Desktop Session Host is not configured. In theory you can use the 120 day evaluation period to test with.Next
Using the Licensing Diagnosis option in Remote Desktop Session Host configuration, make sure the licensing server appears in the list. I have done some checking on the citrix knowlege base: 1. The default setting includes Everyone, which is sufficient to allow Remote Desktop licensing to work. GetSpecifiedLicenseServerList Now my licenses started to issue. Note you need Internet connectivity on the computer running Remote Desktop Licensing Manager but not on the computer running the license server. Tried the steps in this article before the expiry occured but no luck.
However if you try and delete it you might find you do not have permissions and get the error below. To set the correct license server and the mode it is operating in, we need to use a local group policy or change it directly in the registry. Type in Domain Admins or the name of your user. In a lot of cases this will cure the issue and it will start issuing licenses. And since it was built many months ago, this grace period has since expired.Next
You should only need to do this once. This server was used since late 2012. Thanks to for providing the solution. This error happens after the Remote Desktop license has expired after 120 days. On the Edit menu, click Permissions. But the license manager shows something odd: No licenses are being used? To delete the key we need to take ownership of the key and then give ourselves full permission.
Unable to delete all specified values. Hi I have found out how to take ownership of the GracePeriod folder to delete the key. Using Windows Server 2008 R2 or earlier is pretty straightforward. But nope, it just gives you the above error instead. We can set this manually using a similar command. The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license.