Event ID 4 — Remote Desktop License Server Activation

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

To install and issue Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs), a Remote Desktop license server must first be activated. When the license server is activated, Microsoft provides the license server with a limited-use digital certificate that validates server ownership and identity. Microsoft uses the X.509 industry standard certificate for this purpose. Using this certificate, a license server can make subsequent transactions with Microsoft.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing
Version: 6.1
Message: The Remote Desktop Licensing service has been activated


This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

Remote Desktop License Server Activation

Remote Desktop Services