Terminal Server Licensing Not Working Correctly
Posted on 2006-05-10
Thanks for reading this thread.
First off I'm not sure if this is in the ideal forum as it involves Windows 2003 Servers, a citrix farm and Terminal Services licensing. Full configuration is four Windows 2003 SP1 servers making up Citrix XPa Feature 3 server farm. When I first joined there was one server with Licensing on it with 70 user licences AND 70 device licenses on it, but the server was set to Per Device.
the first time I rebooted the Licenses server we started SOME users complaining that they could not access the Citrix farm. It was down to the fact that we had run out of licenses. Fair enough, we purchased and added more.
A month later we had to reboot the license server and the same thing happened. When I checked I found certificates had been issued up to four times with a mixture of temporary and permanent. OK, we added a few more licenses. We also decided to by PER USER licences as well and place those on a separate server and set it to PER USER to match (what I've read says you can mix and match)
Yesterday, rebooted the server original PER DEVICE licensing server which is also the Citrix Master Browser and the fun really started. Some people could get in no problem at all and then others could get in after a hour or two and others could not get on at all. This morning I pinned it down to the server that had the PER USER setting and stripped out the licensing service completely. Now my users can get in. I also bumped the device cals to a ridiculious level.
The error that the users were getting = "No Citrix Metaframe Server could configureon this address", but there is nothing in any of the event logs that corresponds or gives an indication of a problem.
1. Why does it only start to go wrong after a reboot?
2. User Cals and Device Cals should co-exist in the same environment, right. i.e 2 X Device Cal servers + 1 X User CAL Server?
3. How come the license servers keep churning out certificates to machines that already have certificates?
Any help gladly accepted, because my head is really starting to hurt on this one.