Terminal server licensing question
Posted on 2012-03-12
All, I have a terminal server running on Server 2003. Most things seem to be doing okay, but the licensing server that it uses seems to be in some sort of a zombie state. Without getting into details on that, let me just say, if I remove the network cable to the licensing server(separate machine), my terminal server still lets users log in. In fact, it will let new users log in too.
It's almost like the terminal server itself is in license-zombie mode, where it doesn't seem to care whether there is a CAL available or not.
My question is this . . . Suppose I disconnect the cable from my licensing server permanently at this point? Should I have problems immediately? Or is there some grace period associated with licensing server downtime?