Manage Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing) using Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2008 R2, introduced Remote Desktop Services Provider for Windows PowerShell. This post gives examples of how you can use this feature to manage Remote Desktop Licensing. Prerequisites: · Install required RDS feature (that's, RDL for e.g. 1 and RDSH for e.g. 2) · Launch RDS module for PowerShell: o Click Start -> All […]

Windows Server 2008 R2, introduced Remote Desktop Services Provider for Windows PowerShell. This post gives examples of how you can use this feature to manage Remote Desktop Licensing. Prerequisites: · Install required RDS feature (that's, RDL for e.g. 1 and RDSH for e.g. 2) · Launch RDS module for PowerShell: o Click Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> RDS. o Right-click RDS module for PowerShell, and then select Run as Administrator. After you do this, you’ll see a PowerShell window with prompt set to RDS drive. Following’re two examples for configuring a server with PowerShell: Note: When using Powershell commands, make sure that you execute them from correct path. First cd to correct directory before executing command. 1. On RD license server: a. Activate license server using Automatic Connection method with following command: PS RDS:\LicenseServer> Set-Item .\ActivationStatus -Value 1 -ConnectionMethod AUTO -Reason [Reason]

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