Terminal Services License Server Not found



We have three Windows 2000 Terminal Server HotN02, HotN03 and CHIN02 which
have been moved from a dffferent domain to our current domain D20. The Server
CHIN01 is running the Terminal Services Licensing Server, we have manually
pointed the License Server to CHIN01 by following the KB Article 239107.

CHIN01 is a normal Windows 2003 Member Server in the D20 Domain.

I can see the following event on all the three Terminal Servers.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: TermService
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1010
Date: 2005-04-29
Time: 10:28:44
User: N/A
Computer: HOTN03
The terminal server 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 Server Licensing Service is running.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

Please let me know why the Terminal Servers are unable to find the License

Vera Noest [MVP]

I assume that with "we have manually pointed the License Server to
CHIN01 by following the KB Article 239107", you mean that you have
pointed the *Terminal Servers* to use CHIN01 as the Licensing

Did you use the name of the LS in the registry of the Terminal
Servers? IF so, have you checked your DNS configuration? Have you
tried to use the LS IPnumber instead of the name?


Yes we have followed KB 238107 for pointing to a particular License Server,
here we have used the netbios name of the server. I am also able to ping to
this server using the netbios name, however I still continue to get the 1010
Event. Do you think using the IP Address in the Registry Key would be of
help, or is there some other problem.

Thanking You,

Reju Nair

Vera Noest [MVP]

No, if you can ping by netbios name, that should be fine.

But I just might understand the issue.
You write "I still continue to get the 1010 Event", instead of the
more usual "my clients cannot connect". That could be an important
clue. Could it be that you are only suffering from a cosmetic
problem, described here:

281258 - Event 1010 Is Reported After Specifying Default License

Please verify with a new client that it actually gets a license
(temporary on first connection, permanent on second connection).
If it gets a license, all is well and you can safely ignore the
Event 1010.

Vera Noest
MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
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