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Terminal Services License Server Activation

Updated: January 5, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

To install and issue Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs), a Terminal Services license server must first be activated. When the license server is activated, Microsoft provides the license server with a limited-use digital certificate that validates server ownership and identity. Microsoft uses the X.509 industry standard certificate for this purpose. Using this certificate, a license server can make subsequent transactions with Microsoft.

Events

Event ID Source Message

4

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services Licensing service has been activated

13

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The default policy module for TS Licensing (Tls236.dll) will be used for all Terminal Services client access license (TS CAL) requests to the policy module "%1!s!".

17

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

One or more of the TS Licensing certificates on the Terminal Services license server "%1!s!" are corrupted. Therefore, the Terminal Services license server will only issue temporary licenses until it is reactivated.

18

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services license server "%1" has not been activated and therefore will only issue temporary licenses. To issue permanent Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs), the Terminal Services license server must be activated.

19

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

One or more TS Licensing certificates on the Terminal Services license server "%1!s!" are corrupted. The Terminal Services license server is switching to a backup certificate.

39

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

New public/private keys could not be generated because of following error: %1!s!.

40

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

A certificate could not be installed for this server because of following error: %1!s!.

41

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The policy module could not be initialized because of the following error: 1!s!.

42

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

An error occurred in policy module "%1!s!".

4103

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The certificate cannot be installed on the Terminal Services license server. This issue might be due to a problem connecting to the Microsoft Clearinghouse over HTTPS. To resolve this issue, try reactivating the Terminal Services license server. If the problem persists, identify and resolve any possible network connectivity issues.

4120

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

A backup copy of the certificate for this Terminal Services license server could not be created.

4137

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Local Security Authority (LSA) has returned an invalid data version.

Related Management Information

TS Licensing

Terminal Services

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