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We have a windows 2008 server that is not in a domain. It is in workgroup. This server was installed recnetly. When i tried to remote desktop to it, i get the following error:

the remote session is disconnected becase there no terminal server licenses servers available.

Can we remote desktop to this server even though is not on a domain.  If so, why are we getting the error.
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It sounds like when the server was setup the full Terminal Service roles/features was installed but no license server was specified.

The server does not need to be a domain member for Terminal Service access though if it's designated as an actual Terminal Server then it does need licenses. In a default state (i.e no TS roles/features in stalled) only the local admin should be able to remote onto it.
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Could you help with details how to specified the license server in the server. Do i need to logon as an administrator to do this?
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Yeah, you need to be logged in as an administrator. The following is the instructions from Microsoft to specify the license server which is what I tend to use:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/cc770585.aspx
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