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By EPAIT ·
Hi,

I am in the process of upgrading (ghosting) all our PCs 50 to XP on my network. Some PCs are presentl;y using Windows 98. We went through a change from Novell to MS 2000 and terminal server in Dec/Jan. We opted to not buy licenses and use the temp terminal server licenses for 98 clients that comes with terminal server. Some of my PC are getting warnings that their license will expire in x days. Is there anyway to reinstate the license until I am able to ghost their PC to XP? One person received a warning 1 day left ....another PC has lost access to terminal server apps.

thanks,
Rob

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by timwalsh In reply to Terminal server temp lice ...

The short answer is no (at least not without completely reinstalling the OS). This is by design.

If you think about it, if it were possible to reinstate temporary licenses, no one would ever pay for any permanent ones.

You might take a lookat the MS KnowledgeBase article 271245 - Cannot Revoke Windows 2000 Terminal Services License from Client.

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by jwilczyn In reply to Terminal server temp lice ...

Each Terminal Server Client gets a license the first time it connects to the Terminal Server. The Client connects with that license until the license expires. The license is stored in the Client's registry.

Thirty-two bit RDP clients store theirlicense under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MSLicensing.

To clean the Client's license cache, just delete this key (and its subkeys). The next time the client connects to the server, it will get another license.

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