Windows 2003 Terminal Server Licenses - User Mode

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Is there a way to clear terminal server licenses in user mode and have them reassigned?

Question by:mharmon777
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    Expert Comment

    Hm? "Per User" TS CALs aren't assigned at all, so what exactly is it you want to do?
    The function of Terminal Server CALs in Windows Server 2003
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    You don't need to clear the licenses... in per user mode, there is no prevention mechanism to prevent users from connecting.
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    Above 2 comments are right - only Per Device licensing is logged and restricted.

    The only way I know of to reset the TS Licensing database is to stop the Terminal Services Licensing service and delete the licensing database found in C:\Windows\System32\LServer (or rename the folder). After starting the service again, the database is re-created and you will have to re-install all licensing codes you have.

    The licensing mode should of course match the licenses you purchased - per user or per device.

    After adding all licenses, stop the Licensing server and make a backup of the database in case you need a clean database.

    Author Comment

    Well, I was told that terminal server licenses for Windows 2003 are per user not per connection so if you have 18 potential users but only 10 connecting at any one time you still need 18 licenses. From what your telling me it still looks like per session to me!!!

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    Per connection licensing doesn't exist with Terminal Services.

    << From what your telling me it still looks like per session to me!!! >>
    Nobody's said anything about connection licensing. What's your point?

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