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Terminal Services only allows two instances of an application

I recently set up a Windows 2003 Terminal Services Server to run Autocad 2005 on our network.  Well, when I get two clients using it, and another person attempts to open the program, they are prompted with, " Only two instances of AutoCAD allowed to run in a terminal server environment."  If I try to open the program locally when two people are using the terminal remotely, I get the same error.  The program maker, says we are already in violation of our agreement by having more than one instance open.  I need to get this to work.  I will deal with the licensing later.  Does anyone know of a solution?  Registry hack maybe?

Thanks,

Cheese
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Netman66Commented:
You should have the Network licensed version - it's optimized for multiple users.  The stand-alone copy is a different executable.  I'm afraid that Autodesk is not feeding you propaganda here.

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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
You have hit your licensing limit with Autocad.  I just went through a similiar situation and was on the phone with their tech support for hours.  As Netman said, they are not feeding you propaganda here.  You need more licenses.
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cheesebugahAuthor Commented:
Well, that's what I was afraid of!  But, why does the program allow two instances, not one?  Are we sure there's not a hack for this?
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Netman66Commented:
It's all about file locks.

No, I wouldn't think there is a hack since the executable is where the locks come into play.

Since this is expensive stuff, you should be certain you need all these simultaneous connections before moving on this.

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cheesebugahAuthor Commented:
Thanks people.  I thought we were going to get the programmers involved, that's why I offered so many points.  Netman was first, so I gave him the largest portion.

Thanks again,
Cheese
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