Terminal Services Issue

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I'm currently experiencing issues connecting to a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server.
It issues the 2 default licenses as expected but fails to issue any of the additional licenses I am using.  The server has been working correctly for several years however the issue may have surfaced due to a TS Server rebuild and the 120 day trial period expiring.

In essence I believe the Licensing Server is not issuing or the TS Serer is unable to use the additional licenses, despite having configured the TS Server registry with the appropriate License server details.  Any advice would be appreciated.

Question by:Navster
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    Expert Comment

    Hi there,

    What do the clients display when they fail to connect to the server?


    Author Comment

    Hi frostburn,

    The clients are displaying "the Terminal Server has exceeded the maxumum number of allowed connections."

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    Try deleting this entry in the registry on a client and check if it connects.
    I have had a similar issue before. :)

    Hope this helps
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    Sorry there is the key. :)

    Accepted Solution

    Hi FB,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back i've been out of the office.  It turns out I had neglected to setup Terminal services after reinstalling the system ~ 120 days ago.  It all worked until now due to the trial licensing however this expired and prevented more than 2 simultaneous logons.  After adding Terminal Services it all started working correctly.

    Thanks for your assistance.


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