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Why does our Terminal Services License server issue temporary licenses?

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Question: Why does our Terminal Services License server issue temporary licenses?

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We have a Citrix Server using Windows 2000 server with 25 Citrix CAL.
We set up AD on a Windows 2003 server.
We moved our Terminal Services licensing server to the AD Win2K3 server.

Since we kept Citrix on the Win2K server we are entitled to unlimited Terminal Services Per Device CALs.  Users are using XP on client PC.

We have about 8 users who connect from their home PC to the Citrix server.  These users seem to only get temporary licenses which expire in 90 days.  We renew them by deleting the registry license setting.

We have another 21 users who have permanent Terminal Services licenses.  These users connect using home PC or company issued laptops.

In looking at the lsreport the license type of temporary licenses is A02-5.00-S and A02-5.00-EX for the permanent type.

How does a temporary license become permanent?  Any insight is appreciated.  How do we fix this problem?

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You are only entitled to free W2k TS CALs if the clients are running W2k or XP *professional*; XP home, Win9x/Me, Linux, whatever other OS, requires a "Per Device" CAL. These home PCs are in all likelihood no pro versions, so by deleting the licensing keys on a regular basis, you're violating the EULA.
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oBdA,
Was not familiar with the XP Pro versus XP Home requirement.  We have 10 users with permanent licenses on home PC\'s.  I will confirm with them to see if they in fact have XP Pro.  I will get back to you in a few days.
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I surveyed our users and sure enough those with the temporary licenses have XP Home.  Vista and XP Pro users both get permanent licenses.  Since we are in the process of moving Citrix from Windows 2000 Server to Windows 2003 Server this will all become moot.

Below is a link and Q and A from the link validatiing your answer.  Thanks for clearing up the mystery.
dalva

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/en-us/terminal/terminal_faq.mspx


Q. Do Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional have built-in Terminal Services CALs?
 
A. No, Microsoft desktop operating systems (including Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional) do not have a built-in Terminal Services CAL.

For Windows 2000 Terminal Servers, the license server issues machines running Windows 2000/Windows XP Professional a "free" Terminal Services CAL from its built-in pool (and its use is permitted under the Windows 2000 Server EULA). Windows XP Professional is a successor to Windows 2000 Professional, and as a result does not need a Terminal Services CAL to access a Windows 2000 Server running Terminal Services. However, Windows XP Home Edition is not a successor to Windows 2000 Professional (rather, it is a successor to Windows Millennium Edition) and therefore does require a Terminal Services CAL in order to access Windows 2000 Terminal Services.

For Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers, all clients need installed CALs assigned to them in order for them to connect to Windows Server Terminal Servers. (There is no "built-in" pool.) Owners of Windows XP Professional desktop licenses are eligible for free TS CALs, however. For more information, see Terminal Server Licensing Transition Plan.
 
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