Server 2008 R2 RDP licensing and issues
Posted on 2010-08-18
I have a question regarding Microsoft Licensing and a problem regarding Windows Server 2008.
The scenario is... there are several time clocks that connect back to a server through an RDP connection. Also, there are several users that connect back to that Server through an RDP connection. The server is loaded with Server 2008 R2. There are 50 Server 2008 Remote Desktop device cals for all of the time clock and business software users. At most there are only 40 users that could possibly ever connect to the server. Almost immediately the time clocks stopped working correctly. Most all of the time clocks will disconnect at night and when they do come back up they are showing the previous day’s times. There is a message from the server saying the Remote Desktop manager is out of licenses. There are never any more than 30 connections at any given time. It’s almost like the server is remembering every Remote Desktop connection and has used the 50 licenses up and it’s just letting users on temporarily and then at night it’s disconnecting them.