Windows Server 2016 - Remote Desktop Services 120 Day Limit???

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  1. Leica

    Leica MDL Member

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  2. --paul--

    --paul-- MDL Novice

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    I have the same question. You can activate the license server with no problem but installing the CAL's is the problem. The agreementnumbers that are available for 2012 are not working for 2016. If you install the generated CAL 2016 license with the known agreementnumbers it says 2012 R2 license, so 2016 is then not licensed en stops working after 120 days.
     
  3. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    CAL Lic would be better..

    ATPUD2003
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    That is not really surprising, is it?
    Just use 2016 agreement (your own one?) & see what happens...
     
  5. --paul--

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    Unfortunately I have no agreement number for 2016, only a list for 2012 :biggrin:
    I use it only in an extended home environment with RDS, so I will not buy a license because it is not cheap.
     
  6. fernandom

    fernandom MDL Novice

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    how i can find license agr. to 2012? i cant find.
     
  7. --paul--

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    #8 --paul--, Nov 1, 2016
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    Howto with one agreement number: pastebin.com/yk7SiDcr
     
  8. Leica

    Leica MDL Member

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    Only works for up to Windows Server 2012 R2! Does not work for Windows Server 2016 :31:
     
  9. --paul--

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    I know that it's working only for 2012 (R2), it was a reply for:

     
  10. Hackministrator

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    Hello

    I've tried with the agreement from above "pastebin.com/yk7SiDcr" and have been able to install 100 licence "per user" on my virtual server 2016 used for testing, the expiration date is "Never".
    So I don't understand this post! ;-)
     
  11. Leica

    Leica MDL Member

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    Run the app, "RD Licensing Manager" and then check the "License Version and Type". Does it say Windows Server 2012 or 2016?

    Thanks.
     
  12. Hackministrator

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    Screenshot here: i67.tinypic.com/wkju9x.jpg
     
  13. Leica

    Leica MDL Member

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    I stand corrected. Good job :worthy:
     
  14. --paul--

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    Yes i have managed to get it licensed for 5000 devices. The problem was that i done it per user with another agreement number that was not working for 2016. Very happy with it, so now RDS working full in server 2016 :clap:
     
  15. Tom Mix

    Tom Mix MDL Novice

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    is this also working for VDi licenses with remote fx desktops?
     
  16. --paul--

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    I have tried that for you with the agreement number from the tutorial. When i select "Windows Server 2016 VDI Suite Per Device subscription license" to install it give me the error "The licensing agreement data provided to Microsoft is not valid. Check all the information you provided, make any necessary corrections, and then resubmit your request. If the problem persists, contact Microsoft Customer Support by changing your connection method to telephone."

    Maybe if you could find another agreement number it might work
     
  17. xinso

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    #18 xinso, Dec 14, 2016
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    Thanks a lot.
     
  18. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    5000 devices? Way to draw attention to yourself.
     
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    #20 --paul--, Dec 14, 2016
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    I just was curious if it was possible to license 5000 devices... a little overkill i know, but now i know it's possible :biggrin: