Use the specified Remote Desktop license servers

This policy setting allows you to specify the order in which an RD Session Host server attempts to locate Remote Desktop license severs.

If you enable this policy setting, an RD Session Host server first attempts to locate the license servers that you specify. If the specified license servers cannot be located, the RD Session Host server will attempt automatic license server discovery.

In the automatic license server discovery process, an RD Session Host server in a Windows Server-based domain attempts to contact a license server in the following order:

1. License servers that are specified in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool
2. License servers that are published in Active Directory Domain Services
3. License servers that are installed on domain controllers in the same domain as the RD Session Host server

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the RD Session Host server uses the license server discovery mode specified in the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration tool.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1
License servers to use:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services
Value NameLicenseServers
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

Separate license server names with commas.

Example: Server1,Server2.example.com,192.168.1.1


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