cannot find windows 2003 terminal server

Posted on 2005-04-10
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi Everyone, I think this is an easy one, but I want to make sure.  We have one Win 2k3 Enterprise Server that we just put SP1 on.  Now, on reboot,  we get a message that says we "cannot find windows 2003 terminal server license server, there are 78 days to fix it etc".  So the question is, since we RDP to this box all the time, what do we have to do to make sure we don't lose RDP access, including, if we have to get a TS license, where is a good place to get it.  I did try to point the auth to the server IP joy.  Any fix that is more economical than not would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx, in advance!

Question by:falconnetworks
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    Accepted Solution

    Did you not have Terminal Server CALs installed prior to SP1?    Terminal Server 2003 requires SEPARATE CALs and a separate licensing server.  Please see:

    Or for a more plain English version:

    Jeff @
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    Assisted Solution

    Do you intend to use Remote Desktop for Administration, or is this machine truly a Terminal Server, hosting applications for clients?

    If the former - you need to uninstall Terminal Server via Add/Remove programs, then enable Remote Desktop for Administratior via Control Panel > System > Remote tab.

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