How to register the XenDesktop license service instance in a 5.x environment


  • Administrative rights to Desktop Delivery Controller (DDC)
  • Administrative rights to the License server
  • Basic knowledge of PowerShell


During troubleshooting or maintenance, the License service instance might become unregistered in the database.


Complete the following procedure on a DDC:

  • Open a PowerShell Prompt:
  • Load the Citrix Snap-ins: Type: Add-PSSnapin Citrix*
  • Enumerate the current info from your license serve replace<License_Server_FQDN> with the DNS name of your license server Type: $licins=Get-LicServiceInstance -AdminAddress <License_Server_FQDN> $licins.ServiceGroupName=”LIC”
    $licIns |Register-ConfigServiceInstance
  • To Verify, Type: Get-ConfigRegisteredServiceInstance -ServiceType “Lic”

Read more here on the Citrix knowledgebase.

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