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Terminal Server 2003 with SBS - how to see licenses given to clients?

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I'm a bit confused, I have a SBS 2003 server, have joined a Server 2003 standard to the domain with the roles of TS and TS licensing. The license server is activated and I now have 20 "per user" CAL's.

When I open up the terminal services licensing snap in my "TS per user CAL's" show a total value of 20, available is 20 and issued is showing 0.

My question is, as clients log on to the TS, shouldnt the "issued" value go up, I installed this server last month and I'm worried that its still issuing temporary CAL's and in 2 months everything will stop working, is there a way to see from the client or server what CAL i'm being issued with rather then wait until everything stops working?

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Not with "Per User" CALs, those aren't managed yet. You'll still need enough CALs for *every* user accessing the terminal server (TS CALs are NOT concurrent!) to fulfill the EULA.
Details here:
The function of Terminal Server CALs in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822134
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Thanks oBdA, I only have 13 users so we have more then enough licenses :)

I would still really like to confirm its all working properly though as i'm sure i'll come across this problem in the future, surely there must be a way I can logon to the TS, and check somewhere (client or server) to see what license I have received, whether its temp or the proper one?
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As long as the terminal server sees the license server, then that's all you need (and all you can check). Since the Per User CALs aren't managed (and consequently not issued), you can't trace them, either.
You can verify that the terminal server is indeed configured to request "Per User" CALs (and if you don't see temporary licenses handed out, you're good, temporary CALs are only issued for "Per Device" clients).
You can maybe use LSView to make sure your license server is running OK:
Terminal Services License Server Viewer (LSView.exe)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d6541a6-d9dd-4f93-9ec2-7ea0e3968628&displaylang=en
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Hmm, so theoretically I can just activate a license server with the company details, switch server to user mode, do not enter any purchased CAL's and leave the two default ones in there (temp liceneses and existing win2k server) and it would still work?
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Plain theoretically, yes. Practically, you'd be violating the EULA.
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Thanks for that, so it looks like theres very little chance of it stopping working in 2 months if its in "per user" licensing mode.
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Basically no chance at all.
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Brilliant, All my questions answered.
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