Terminal Services Licensing Server Problem

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have been running a Terminal Services machine for over 3 years now with no issues. It was it's own licensing server and it is setup as my enterprise licensing server.

I just setup a secondary server and I want it to use the original as it's licensing server. I think I have it setup correctly, but for some reason it is still giving me the error that I do not have enough client access licenses. I have 70 licenses and at most, I've only used 50 at a time.

The only things I have done to set it to the correct licensing server is to set it on the new machine in the TS configuration mmc.

Is there anything else I should be doing?
Question by:AdamHolmes
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    dont forget to backup registry first...heres a reg hack to force ts licensing server selection

    To select a specific license server, locate the following key in the registry:

    Add the following value:
    Name: DefaultLicenseServer
    Data type: REG_SZ
    Data value: ServerName
    Substitute the NetBIOS name of the appropriate license server for ServerName. If the license server is located on a remote subnet, make sure the Terminal Services-based computer can resolve the NetBIOS name.

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    Assuming you're using Server 2003, you probably have "Per User" TS CALs, and haven't set the new machine to request those; default is "Per Machine". Set it to request "Per User" CALs (in the TS Configuration MMC as well), and you should be fine; check here for details:
    The Function of Terminal Server CALs in Windows Server 2003

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    Well, that seems to have fixed it. Thanks!

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