Terminal Server evaluation expired early when second evaluation server added to domain
Posted on 2008-10-02
Our environment is Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard edition - about 8 servers and 200 XP Pro workstations. Functional Domain level is Windows 2003.
We deployed a Terminal Server in Application mode, and were happily enjoying the 120 day trial. Then we decided to virtualise this server. So I built a new Terminal server (a VM), gave it a different computername and IP to the existing Terminal Server and went through the Configure your Server Wizard to set it up as a Terminal Server. Restarted and then all of a sudden we were no longer able to connect to the existing Terminal Server OR the new one! because we are evaluatin we do not have a Terminal Server License Server yet, so no CAL's.
The error message that people are getting is:
Don't have permissions to access terminal server......
All RDP and Security groups are correctly setup - they were working fine before we deployed the second TS box.
My hunch is that you cannot run more that one Terminal Server in evaluation mode at a time on the same domain. But even when we have uninstalled the new virtual Terminal Server, the old one is still not accepting connections. The event logs all point the the fact that the Grace period has expired.
Any ideas or registry hack fixes, gratefully accepted.
Thanks in advance if you are able to offer any help.