Please verify my Terminal license server setup....




We upgraded our NT 4 Domain to W2K3 AD recently. We have 3 Windows 2000
Terminal/Citrix servers running sepeartely for different remote applicaions
but all in same Domain. But for Terminal licensing, they all pointing to one
of the terminal license server. It's has been working fine until we upgraded
to W2K3 AD. That Windows 2000 license server not able to start anymore. I
posted a question before and got reply back to install Terminal license
server in one of the Windows 2003 server. I did that but i have some
question about that. I check the Windows 2003 terminal license server, there
is Windows 2000 licenses installed (transfer from old Windows 2000 server)
but i did not see any license is being taken (20 TSCAL installed but 0 issue
Is this the right setup? I mean now i uninstalled the Windows 2000 terminal
license server in the Windows 2000 Terminal server and modify the registry to
point to Windows 2003 Terminal license server.

Is any documentation i can read for Windows 2000 Terminal licnese server
running in Windows 2003 AD.


Vera Noest [MVP]

I think that your setup is perfectly OK.

The reason that no licenses have been issued yet is probably that
all clients still have a valid license.
Client licenses are stored in the registry of the client. So when
you moved the TS Licensing Server from W2K to a 2003 server, the
clients did not loose their existing license.

When the first of those existing licenses expires, you will see
that the 2003 LS starts issueing licenses.

If you want to be sure, check the EventLog on the Terminal Servers
for events regarding licenses. If there are none, you are fine.

This White Paper contains a lot of examples about a mixed W2K /
2003 environment:

Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing White paper

Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
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Thanks for you quick reponse.

On my Windows 2000 server that was running Windows Terminal license server
before, i am still getting an error message in event view even i uninstalled
Terminal License server......

Event ID: 1010
The terminal services could not locate a license server. Confirm that all
license servers on the network are registered in WINS\DNS, accepting network
requests, and the Terminal Services Licensing Service is running.

From all my Windows 2000 Terminal servers. I modify the registy setting to
point to Windows 2003 Terminal license server and here is what i did...

But i also found the one beloe for modifying for Windows 2003 server. Which
one i should use if i want my Windows 2000 terminal license point to Windows
2003 terminal license server?


Vera Noest [MVP]

You must use the one that matches your operating system.
Since your Terminal Servers run on W2K, you must use the W2K
version of the article, KB 239107, as you have done.

The Event 1010 is a bit confusing, but you can probably ignore it,
as explained here:

281258 - Event 1010 Is Reported After Specifying Default License

The important things to check are warnings (on the client, at logon
time) that licenses are about to expire, and events ( on the
Terminal Servers) which say that the Terminal Server cannot issue a
client license. If you don't see these, everything is fine.

Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
TS troubleshooting:
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