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I'm wanting to setup my Windows 2008 Terminal Services application mode for a demo.  Doesn't it come with a trial license?  I installed the license server and activated it  It still says there are no CALs installed, however, in the license panel it mentions unlimited CAL's?!  Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a trial? I can't test with various user accounts.  They are denied login even though they are in the allowed group.
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by:Carl Webster
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You did not have to install the licensing.  Terminal Server will operate for 120 days before it starts refusing connections.
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So,

I can uninstall the licensing server and try again?
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Yep.  You will continue to get a warning popup about a license server not being found but that will not stop you from testing TS for 120 days.
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by:gopher_49
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I reverted to a previous snapshot and re-installed terminal services... Now...  I voided installing the license service and this time I saw the 120 day license option.  I selected it and rebooted, however, it's still refusing connections?!  There is no firewall and I'm on the LAN.  I unchecked 'allow remote connection' on the computer properties page prior to install terminal services.. That option should not be required for terminal services is different than REmote Desktop in 2008... I thought.  Not sure to why I can't connect.
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TS and RD are one in the same.  The allow connections will alow 2 admin connections.  RD expands on that and allows people in the Remote Desktop Users group to connect.  Have you added users to the RDU group?  I usually just put authenticated users in it.
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I have all domain users and adminstrator in the group and no luck.  It instantly denies RDP connections.  Do I need the 'allow remote users checked'?  I would think not for that is for remote desktop admin and not for application server mode...
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I believe I have that checked.
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I'll try again here in a bit.  Also, I'm connecting through a VPN.  I see all ports and all traffic is allowed.  I can even access the admin file shares...  But... Since the request is coming from a different IP range do I need to enable the TS gateway service?
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I enabled 'allow remote connections' and of course I can cannot but I have a feeling this is just a administrator remote session and not a terminal server application mode session.  The reason I say this is my 3rd application publishing software cannot publish apps...  Does the TS manager note what type of connection each RDP session is?  I thought in the past it noted administrator sessions and application mode sessions.
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I got it to work.  The application publishing app uses a 'gateway' and it was using a port I already had open.  

I'll close the ticket.  Thanks for your help.
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