Terminal Server Licencing and Aquisition
Posted on 2005-03-29
I've done a fair bit of research and have a decent understanding of the Terminal Server 2003 licencing however am not 100% sure of what is happening in our situation
We have win 2003 Term Server up and running and almost let the 'Grace Period' Expire without the purchase / implementation of the Licencing server.
At this stage we had set up around 14 accounts.
9 accounts created on day 1 of grace period
5 accounts created on day 118 of grace period
We then implemented the Licencing Server and purchased 20 Per User Cals and switched to Per User Mode.
Another 9 accounts were created
Total accounts = 23 Total licences = 20
We are able to connect with all 23 users to the server...?
Is this because the 5 accounts that we created on day 118 of the grace period were issued a 120 day temp licence? and as its been 82 (30-03-05) days since the instalation of the Licencing Server they are still using this temp licence?
The 9 accounts created on day 1 of the grace period would have expired, but does the temp licence have to 'run out' before communication to the licencing server occurs to aquire a 'Proper CAL'...meaning these 5 accounts created on day 118 of the grace period will expire in 38 days?