Resetting Terminal Services Licenses

Posted on 2004-11-16
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a small network with thin clients and desktops connecting to the W2K-server through Terminal Services Cals. These are installed as Device-Cals, not as User-cals. Recently I had to replace some of the thin clients, but now those clients cannot connect to the server, because the server says all licenses are used. I guess they are somehow bound to some kind of device-ID.

Is there a way I can reset some CALs to accept the new devices, without having to reinstall everything?
Question by:vanmilp
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    Either wait for 52 to 89 days (assuming you have had at least SP3 installed on your W2k servers before starting to connect to your TS), or call the Microsoft Clearinghouse:

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