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I am going to use RemoteAPP to publish a few administration tools but I ran into a problem with Remote Desktop Licensing which made me confused.
Currently I am stuck at a windows saying that it want to connect to Microsoft Clearinghouse.

  • What is Microsoft Clearinghouse?
  • Is remote desktop licenses free?
  • Do I need to have remote desktop licenses for what I want to do?

My current set up is Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (activated with Windows license).

Thank you for your help!

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marked as duplicate by Rex, joeqwerty, Ward, mdpc, HBruijn Jul 22 '15 at 8:13

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RemoteApp and full Remote Desktop Services will require RDS CAL's. However, as with all licensing questions, please see your local software reseller for full details.

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