2012 R2 - Remote Desktop - CALS or patch

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by AnarethoS, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

    Jul 31, 2009
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    Hi everyone,

    is there any way to activate RemoteDesktop for good on 2012 R2 withtout valid cals or is there any utility to patch the countdown or the TermSrv file?

    I would like to set a 2012 R2 server at home on which I will connect to using RDP from my iPad (for using Windows apps, etc.)

    Thanks.
     
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  2. spice_weasel

    spice_weasel MDL Novice

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    Follow these directions..

    hxxp://pastebin.com/yk7SiDcr
     
  3. ulan

    ulan MDL Novice

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    thanks for the tip but I had to make a slight change for this to work on 2012r2:

    Step 14 (line 31) I had to change the CAL type to 2012 Per Device (tried 2003 but it complained wrong version)

    Then once the licenses are installed run the following: (instructions from hxxp://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2013/09/20/rd-licensing-configuration-on-windows-server-2012.aspx)

    Note The following commands must be ran from an Administrative PowerShell prompt.
    $obj = gwmi -namespace "Root/CIMV2/TerminalServices" Win32_TerminalServiceSetting
    $obj.SetSpecifiedLicenseServerList("127.0.0.1")

    $obj = gwmi -namespace "Root/CIMV2/TerminalServices" Win32_TerminalServiceSetting

    $obj.ChangeMode(2)


    You should then be able to refresh the RD Licensing Server Diagnoser which should then say no problems found. I'm now RDP'd into my 2012r2 non-domain-joined server after the end of the grace period :)