W2K Terminal Server Licensing Issues
Posted on 2002-05-02
I have a Win2k terminal server running in application mode as a member server of an AD domain. The Domain is all W2k servers,all SP2, Native mode, AD integrated DNS. No DNS or replication issues so far as I can tell. Right now there are 2 sites and 10 different subnets. I've bought and installed TermServ CAL's and installed the term serv licensing service on a DC on a different subnet in a different site although the actual term server
will eventually be moved over to that site. The TS licensing server shows the CAL's as being installed and only 1 has been issued although it does show about 6 existing win2k pro clients as having connected. I have an easy 20 some users who have connected at some point.
I get the following error on the term server about 2 to 3 times a day.
Event ID: 1010 Source: TermService
The terminal services could not locate a license server. Confirm that all license servers on the network are registered in WINS\DNS, accepting network requests, and the Terminal Services Licensing Service is running.
Does the TS licensing server create a special record type in either DNS or WINS? I haven't seen any mention of it in any documentation and don't appear to have any name resolution issues, all the A records are cool in my forward and reverse zone. All the servers see all the other servers.
My fear is that once my 90 day grace period is up and the term server no longer grants temporary licenses, and it's approaching quickly, that I'll have a mission critical application that will be unavailable. That would of course be bad. Need I be worried or is this another somewhat typical erroniuous windows error. Any help is greatly appreciated.