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Setting Up Terminal Services

By emirrockysosa ·

My company has been using windows remote desktop to do their work. currently they need more than 2 simultaneous access to the server. my server is a legit windows server 2003 r2. im quite confused on where to buy the license and how to insert it in the server.

i need 5 licenses for users not per computer.

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Terminal Server Licensing Server

by Churdoo In reply to Setting Up Terminal Servi ...

Somewhere on your network, and can even be on the same term server, you need to install Terminal Server Licensing. You install on Server 2003 by Add/Remove programs / Add/Remove Windows components and find Terminal Server Licensing.

Once TS licensing is installed, you can run the TS licensing wizard to activate the license server and purchase and apply the CAL's. The CAL's (Terminal Server 2003 User CAL you stated) you may purchase from anywhere you purchase Microsoft open/volume/business/etc. licensing, or MS retail licensing, and apply the license keys and/or authorization/license codes that you receive with your purchase, to the license server in the TS licensing wizard.

You can then reconfigure Terminal Services on your server to Application Mode, and you should be good to go. There are all kinds of Group Policy edits you can make to secure the server from general user goofing around, etc. which I won't go into right now as they're not pertinent to licensing.

A new Terminal Server in Application mode will run for 120 days grace period without a licensing server or proper CAL's, so you do have a little time to work out any kinks with the licensing.

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