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We have developers in house who need to develop right off the server. So we have set up terminal services so the users can connect and develop. But only 2 can connect at a time, how can we allow more than 2 developers connect.
Please advise.
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Terminal Services has two modes.  Administrative and Application.  Administrative (and that is the one you are more than likely in) only allows 2 simultaneous connections.  Application mode allows for much more but after a period of time ( I believe is 90 days) yoiu are required to have a Terminal Services Licensing server set up on one of your DCs.  This requires you to purchase licenses to use the application mode.
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You are correct I am using the Administrative mode.....reading the description between the 2 seem to differ quite a bit.....do they really?
So it works for 90 days...then what happens? Does terminal services stop working or what?
What does it mean to set up a Terminal Services Licensing Server anyways - just curious.
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The terminal server will cease.  You can still use the server by logging on locally, but not via terminal server client and/or remote desktop.  You need to purchase a Terminal server license (a 2003 license works for 2000) for each client that will be able to log on to the server at any one time.  Also, you need to have a Terminal Service Licensing Server set up on one of your DCs.  Because you have to log on to the term server, it sends an authentication request to your DC and checks to see if there is an available license.  If yes to both, you are able to use the term server.  The licensing server is the server you put your CALs for terminal services.  That way you can use the same CALs on different terminal servers (just not at the same time).  If you have 5 licenses and 2 Term Servers, two could be used on one server, and three on another.  You then couldn't have any more to log on any term server.  If you use up 5 licenses that is all you have.  You could also have 5 on one server and none on the other while those sessions are active.
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by:chicabow
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I need to visit this issue again, are you saying that we cannot put Terminal Services on a regular server, it must go on a domain controller?
How does one go about installing and setting that up what are the exact steps.
I can open another thread question if needed.
Thanks.
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You can put a Terminal Server on any MEMBER Server (as well you should for security reasons).  But you need a licensing server and THAT is what must go on a domain controller.  The licensing server stores all of your Terminal Server Licenses for those who want to log onto a Terminal Server
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Okay when I went to install on the one server, member server it had 2 options, the one that I spoke off above and another one for Terminal Server License, should I be installing that as well? Or is that what is installed on the DC, I guess that's the part I don't quite understand how it works and what gets installed where?
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