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Will Temporary Terminal Service License Entries Ever Disappear?

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Just curious? My Server 2003 issued some temporary Terminal Service Licenses which have now expired ... clients never connected a second time during the 90 day window. When I check under Terminal Service Licensing, they are still listed under "Temporary Licenses" even though they are expired. Will they ever disappear from the list? Thanks.
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No.  The temporary licensing entries are builtin to Terminal Services.  Some devices which have already been issued temporary licenses will continue to use the temporaries, instead of your permanent ones, until the temporary licensing expires.  Additionally, if you have not configured your Terminal Server to obtain licenses from the correct pool (device or user) it may always pull temporary licenses until the issue is corrected.
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Another thing to note -- the Temporary Licensing itself doesn't ever expire.  Although it may become unusable by a terminal server that has already been active for 90 days, the temporary licenses remain beyond the 90 day period because if you install a new Terminal Server and do not configure it to accept permanent licenses, it will also be given a 90-day grace and consume the same licenses.
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So if any computer cornnects to my server even once via remote desktop and receives a temporary license, that computer name will remain forever in my list of "Temporary Licenses" issued. If others connect just one time (never receiving a permanent TS License) the list will just get longer and longer? I have computer names I have never heard of ... long strings of words and numbers ... that will mess up my nice neat listing forever. It offends my sens of order.
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No.  Those devices, once they have not connected to the terminal server for long enough, should purge from the list.  The item that will stay is the line item that says "Temporary Licenses, Unlimited"
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As far as how long it will take for them to disappear, there doesn't really seem to be a logically defined retention period.  I've seen old object linger for an hour or as long as 6 months.
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Thank you. Just what I wanted to know.
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