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 servers. If you enable this policy setting an RD Session Host server first attempts to locate the specified license servers. 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. Remote Desktop license servers that are published in Active Directory Domain Services. 2. Remote Desktop 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 does not specify a license server at the Group Policy level.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Terminal Services # LicenseServers

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Licensing


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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