Terminal Services 'Exceeded Maximum Number of Licenses' Warning On New Windows 2000 Server Installation
Posted on 2004-10-20
Windows 2000 server has been installed on a new server and shortly after setting up Terminal services ( including testing remote user accounts ) the following message displays..
" Warning: License usage for a product licensed in per server mode has exceeded the maximum number of licenses purchased and will prohibit further licenses from being granted. Consult the Application event log or License Manager from the Administrative Tools folder for more information."
This problem appears to stop everyone from connecting to the server via Terminal Services and seems unusual because I have read that Terminal Services licenses are per client !? The correct additional license codes appear to have been entered and accepted by Terminal Services; however this does not stop the message appearing. Terminal Services has been previously used on this single PDC domain with an older server.
Should Terminal Services Licensing be re-installed on the server ?
Please document the required steps to solve the problem.