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Terminal Services Licensing and Windows XP Pro clients

Posted on 2005-03-20
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Good day folks,

A client of mine is running Windows Server 2003 and has purchased 15 CALs which are installed in per-server mode.

He has also purchased 5 (batch 1) + 5 (batch 2) Terminal Services CALs which are installed in per-device mode. Of the remote workstations that should be using the TS CALs, the Windows XP Pro w/s do not seem to have allocated any such TS CALs. This is being monitored through TS Licensing Manager. The temporary 90-day licenses that were issued while the second batch of 5 was being purchased do not include the XP Pro remote w/s.

Any idea what's going on?


Question by:edepa
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I'm afraid there's not enough information to tell what's really going on.
What OS is your DC running?
Where is the TS license server installed?
You can't "install TS CALs in per-device mode"; you either buy "Per User" or "Per Device" TS CALs and install them; the license server will recognize which type you installed. So what typ of TS CALs did you actually buy, or rather, in TS licensing, what does it show as installed licenses?
Is the Terminal Server configured to request the type of TS CALs that you bought (this is an either/or setting per TS)?
If the TS license server is not installed on a DC, did you change the TS's registry to point to the TS license server?

Terminal Services Licensing Server Discovery

How to Override the License Server Discovery Process in Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services

The Function of Terminal Server CALs in Windows Server 2003

Terminal Services Licensing mode changes from Per User to Per Device after you add or remove a Windows component

Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing

Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing Issues and Requirements for Deployment

Author Comment

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>>So what typ of TS CALs did you actually buy

If I installed the TS CALs in per-device mode, it's because they're per-device CALs.

The infrastructure is quite simple: DC, TS all reside on one Windows 2003 Server.

Thanks for the other links, I'll read and revert.


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