This blog article will guide you through the steps of setting up Remote Desktop Licensing or Terminal Services Licensing as it’s known in previous versions of Windows Server.
You’ve decided to move from Windows 2003 R2 to 2008 R2 domain controllers and you want to run your terminal services licensing on the new domain controllers. You can run the licensing for all your terminal servers operating with Windows 2000 Server and newer Windows Server versions on Windows Server 2008 R2.
On the domain controllers where you want to install the Terminal Services Licensing component, open Server Manager and select “Add Roles”. Then select the “Remote Desktop Services” role and click next (twice):
Don’t worry, this will not turn your domain controller into a terminal server.
I recommend taking a look at this TechNet article before choosing one of these options. Select the appropriate option for your environment, click next, and then click install:
There will be a couple of screens to enter information on that is specific to your organization. Enter this information and click next on each screen. Once you’ve completed the activation process, click next and the license installation wizard will begin. If you have not purchased licenses yet, uncheck this checkmark and click finish.
There will be a couple of screens to enter information on that is specific to the licensing you purchased. Enter this information and click next on each screen. The final screen will show that the licenses have been successfully installed:
net stop termservlicensing && net start termservlicensing