windows server 2003 r2 SP2 terminal server RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    We planned to increase the remote desktop sessions (which default is two concurrent sessions).
    I had already bought 3 win remote desktop user cals and already activated them in terminal licensing manager.
    However, the remote desktop sessions had not increased.
    Is there any configurations needed to be set before getting the extra concurrent remote desktop session?

    I also noticed that there is a terminal server role which can be added and a terminal user group will be available after getting the role.
    But if the remote user and the server are not in the same domain or workgroups, is there any ways to add the remote desktop sessions?

    Thanks and regards
    2012年11月7日 上午 05:53


  • Hi,

    Before we go any further, I’d like to confirm which type of licenses you would like to install, Windows license or terminal service license.

    Windows License


    You do not need to install Per User or Per Device CAL. The only thing you require is the EULA ( End User License Agreement ) which confirms the number of licenses purchased.

    In Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, we have the license logging service. However, because of original design constraints and evolving license terms and conditions, LLS cannot provide an accurate view of the total number of CALs that are purchased as compared to the total number of CALs that are used on a single server or across the enterprise. As a result, this service is disabled by default on Windows Server 2003 and is completely removed on Windows Server 2008.

    824196 Description of the License Logging Service in Windows Server Operating Systems


    Terminal License


    “differences in USING user vs device cals”

    When Per Device licensing mode is used, and a client computer or device connects to a terminal server for the first time, the client computer or device is issued a temporary license by default. When a client computer or device connects to a terminal server for the second time, if the license server is activated and enough TS Per Device CALs are available, the license server issues the client computer or device a permanent TS Per Device CAL.

    A TS Per User CAL gives one user the right to access a terminal server from an unlimited number of client computers or devices. TS Per User CALs are not enforced by TS Licensing. As a result, client connections can occur regardless of the number of TS Per User CALs installed on the license server. This does not absolve administrators from the Microsoft Software License Terms requirements to have a valid TS Per User CAL for each user. Failure to have a TS Per User CAL for each user, if Per User licensing mode is being used, is a violation of the license terms.

    To ensure that you are in compliance with the license terms, make sure that you track the number of TS Per User CALs being used in your organization and that you have a sufficient number of TS Per User CALs installed on the license server to provide a TS Per User CAL for each user that needs to connect to the terminal server.

    “How do I install the key?”

    There are three methods(Internet, Web, Telephone) by which you can install Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) onto your license server by using the Install Licenses Wizard in the TS Licensing Manager tool. I will share you’re the following method to achieve your goal.

    To install Terminal Services client access licenses automatically

    1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS Licensing Manager.
    2. Verify that the connection method for the Terminal Services license server is set to Automatic connection (recommended) by right-clicking the license server on which you want to install TS CALs, and then clicking Properties. On the Connection Method tab, change the connection method if necessary, and then click OK.
    3. In the console tree, right-click the Terminal Services license server on which you want to install the TS CALs, click Install Licenses to open the Install Licenses Wizard, and then click Next.
    4. On the License Program page, select the appropriate program through which you purchased your TS CALs, and then click Next.
    5. The License Program that you selected on the previous page in the wizard will determine what information you will need to provide on this page. In most cases, you will have to provide either a license code or an agreement number. Consult the documentation provided when you purchased your TS CALs.
    6. After you have entered the required information, click Next.
    7. On the Product Version and License Type page, select the appropriate product version, license type, and quantity of TS CALs for your environment based on your TS CAL purchase agreement, and then click Next.
    8. The Microsoft Clearinghouse is automatically contacted and processes your request. The TS CALs are then automatically installed onto the license server.
    9. On the Completing the Install Licenses Wizard page, click Finish. The Terminal Services license server can now issue TS CALs to clients that connect to a terminal server.

    For more information, please refer to:


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    2012年11月8日 上午 09:10