Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services Licensing

By fklyne ·
I am having difficulty understanding how M$ TS licensing works. Our company has 22 TS device CALs and we find that some of the devices, mostly thin clients, appear both under the TS licenses and under the Temporary Licenses. Some appear several times causing issues since we now have no licenses available as the issued license expires.

Any suggestions on how to resolve this problem would be appreciated. We are committed to Microsoft so please keep suggestions in context.

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RE : We are committed to Microsoft

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Windows Server 2003 Termi ...

Well the easy answer is to pay M$ more money for Terminal Services CAL's so you don't have a problem. M$ Ideally would like you to buy them one at a time as they make more money that way but you can buy then in lots of 5, 10, 20 or 50.

Without knowing the topology of the Network here it's very hard to offer any real advice unless it is that with Terminal Services the Thin Clients are appearing several times for different Services that you have running.

That is to say that if you have 3 Applications running in Terminal Services depending on the type of CAL's in use they may only apply per service running and not for the Device using the services. This may be correct or it may not it really depends on what you have purchased and what you are doing.


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