Updated: I changed the setup to make it closer to the live environment, I am no longer using IP addresses to connect to each other. I also have clarified the question more, if it needs more clarification, please let me know.
I am doing some testing to add a second RD Session Host server to our network. Currently we have one Win 2k8 R2 machine (
LIC-SRV) that has both the "Remote Desktop Session Host" and "Remote Desktop Licensing" services running. The license server has a 20 User "RDS Per User CAL" installed. The RD Session Host instance is using the license server running on itself is working fine and is acting correctly.
I have a created a second machine (
RDSH-SRV) running "Remote Desktop Session Host" only.
On RDSH-SRV I set it up for per user licensing. When I go to set the License server LIC-SRV does not show up on the list of available servers even though I have LIC-SRV's "Discovery Group" set to Workgroup. When I manually enter LIC-SRV as the server it gives me the following error:
Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration
Your account does not have administrator privileges on the license server; therefore, it cannot be determined if the license server is a valid license server for the Remote Desktop Session Host server to use. Do you still want to add the license server to the list?
I click Yes and add the server to the list.
When I go to the Licensing Diagnosis screen on RDSH-SRV it lists LIC-SRV as having Connectivity of "Available", but Credentials are "Not Available".
When I click
Provide Credentials on the right side of the page it prompts me for my credentials on LIC-SRV, I then type in my LIC-SRV credentials (I am a member of the Administrators group on LIC-SRV) but after clicking OK the dialog disapears for 1-2 seconds then the prompt for the credentials shows itself again, as if I entered invalid information for the credentials. It never gives me any kind of error message, just a repeated prompting. I can connect from RDSH-SRV to a LIC-SRV network share, entering my credentials to allow access, and it connects fine, so the issue is not that the credentials are wrong.
I have tried both with and without the hostname in the username box (
LIC-SRV\srchamberlain) but it always re-prompts for the credentials.
Both computers are members of the workgroup "WORKGROUP". I am doing the work on RDSH-SRV under a the login
srchamberlain, there also is a srchambrelain account on LIC-SRV with the same password. Both srchamberlain accounts are members of the Administrators group on their respective machines.
I do not know if this should affect anything but RDSH-SRV is actually a Hyper-V VM running on LIC-SRV. They are connected with a "Private" network connection. RDSH-SRV has the DNS roll enabled and the VM network adapter on LIC-SRV and DRSH-SRV use that DNS server to resolve the names of each other.