Q: How do I use Server Manager to set the Remote Desktop Licensing mode for Windows Server 2012 RDS deployment?

A: Remote Desktop Services management is fully integrated into Server Manager with Windows Server 2012; however, setting the RDS licensing mode isn't obvious, initially.

  1. Open Server Manager.
  2. Navigate to the Remote Desktop Services navigation area.
  3. Select the Overview branch.
  4. Under the Deployment Overview area, select Edit Deployment Properties from the Tasks menu.
  5. Select the RD Licensing page of the displayed dialog.
  6. Specify the licensing mode and the license server, then click OK.