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The Terminal Server has exceeded the maximum number of connections

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I have a Windows 2003 Terminal Server with 20 TS Cals installed.

The RAID container on that server became corrupted today. I have all the data backed up.

I have a new Server 2003 which I have setup and configured TS on.

I can login through Remote Desktop with two concurrent sessions.

When I try and login with anymore users, I get the following error:

"The Terminal Server has exceeded the maximum number of connections" - I don't know the previous CAL agreement no.

Is there a way I can get a 120 day grace period to allow the server to issue temporary CAL's?

Can I copy a file from the previous Terminal server that crashed??

Thanks..
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Question by:niallo32
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by:Darylx
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When you configured Terminal Services, did you select "application mode" or "remote administration" mode?  Sounds to me like you're in remote administration mode which only allows 2 connections.
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by:Cláudio Rodrigues
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Application Mode is for Windows 2000 Server only. There is no such thing on 2003.
Did you add Terminal Server using Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Components?
If you do NOT add it there and simply enable Remote Desktop, you will be limited to two users.

Claudio Rodrigues
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Terminal Services
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by:Darylx
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"Application Mode is for Windows 2000 Server only. There is no such thing on 2003."

You learn something new every day :-)  thanks tsmvp.

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by:and235100
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Specify max connections:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/e9d47093-1335-4091-be05-29c5edebe6451033.mspx?mfr=true
Bear in mind - you need to be licensed to use these.
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Andrew Davis earned 2000 total points
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TSMVP has covered it quite well, but just in case. Make sure you havnt loaded SBS as this is only 2 users (3 if you include console) and administrators only.

i am sure you have but its worth saying ;)

Cheers
Andy
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by:niallo32
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Thanks for all the help guys. It was a schoolboy error on my part - I'd only enabled Remote Access and not actually installed Terminal Services.
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