Uninstall the Remote Desktop Licensing Role Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Use the following procedure to uninstall (remove) the RD Licensing role service from the server.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Licensing server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.


The removal of the RD Licensing role service from the server requires that you restart the computer. Also, the folder containing the RD Licensing database is deleted.

To uninstall (remove) the RD Licensing role service

  1. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the left pane, expand Roles.

  3. Right-click Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remove Role Services.

  4. On the Select Role Services page, clear the Remote Desktop Licensing check box, and then click Next.

  5. On the Confirm Removal Selections page, click Remove.

  6. On the Removal Progress page, removal progress is noted.

  7. On the Removal Results page, you are prompted to restart the server to finish the removal process. Click Close, and then click Yes to restart the server.

  8. If you are prompted that other programs are still running, do either of the following:

    • To close the programs manually and restart the server later, click Cancel.

    • To automatically close the programs and restart the server, click Restart now.

  9. After the server restarts and you log on to the computer with the same user account, the remaining steps of the removal process finish automatically. When the Removal Results page appears, confirm that the removal of RD Licensing succeeded, and then click Close.

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