Event ID 47 — Terminal Services License Server Database Availability

Updated: January 5, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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When the Terminal Services Licensing (TS Licensing) role service is installed, a database is created in which to hold information about the Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) that are installed onto the license server.

The location of the TS Licensing database can specified during the TS Licensing role service installation. The database location must be a local folder on the computer on which the TS Licensing role service is being installed. By default, the TS Licensing database is located in the %systemroot%\system32\lserver folder. You can confirm the location of the TS Licensing database by using Review Configuration in the TS Licensing Manager tool.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 47
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: TLS_E_RENAME_DBFILE
Message: The TS Licensing database is corrupt. TS Licensing could not rename the TS Licensing database file "%1!s!" to create a backup. Rename the file manually and restart the Terminal Services Licensing service. To reinstall the Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs), you will need to call the Microsoft Clearinghouse. When you call the Clearinghouse, ensure that your License Purchase Agreement information is readily available.

Resolve

Reinstall the TS CALs onto the license server by using the telephone method

To resolve this issue, do the following on the Terminal Services license server:

  • Rename the TS Licensing database file.
  • Start the Terminal Services Licensing service.
  • Reinstall the Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) by using the telephone method.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Rename the TS Licensing database file

By default, the TS Licensing database (tslic.edb) is located in the %systemroot%\system32\lserver folder (where %systemroot% is the folder in which the operating system is installed, which is, by default, c:\windows).

To confirm the location of the TS Licensing database:

  1. On the license server, open TS Licensing Manager. To open TS Licensing Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS Licensing Manager.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  3. In the left pane, click All Servers, click the name of the license server, and then on the Action menu, click Review Configuration.
  4. The database location is listed at the top of the Configuration dialog box.

Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder containing the TS Licensing database and then rename the tslic.edb file.

Start the Terminal Services Licensing service

To start the Terminal Services Licensing service on the license server:

  1. On the license server, open the Services snap-in. To open the Services snap-in, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  3. In the Services pane, right-click Terminal Services Licensing, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, ensure that Startup type is set to Automatic. If it is not, click Automatic, and then click Apply.
  5. Under Service status, click Start.
  6. Click OK to close the Terminal Services Licensing Properties dialog box.
  7. Confirm that the Status column for the Terminal Services Licensing service displays Started.

Reinstall the Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) by using the telephone method

When you call the Microsoft Clearinghouse to reinstall the TS CALs onto the license server, ensure that your License Purchase Agreement information is readily available.

To reinstall TS CALs by using the telephone method:

  1. On the license server, open TS Licensing Manager. To open TS Licensing Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS Licensing Manager.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  3. In the left pane, click All Servers, click the name of the license server, and then on the View menu, click Properties.
  4. On the Connection Method tab, in the Connection method list, select Telephone.
  5. In the Select Country or Region list, select the appropriate country/region.
  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Right-click the license server and then click Install Licenses.
  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Obtain client license key pack page, use the telephone number that is displayed to call the Microsoft Clearinghouse, and give the representative your Terminal Services license server ID and the required information for the licensing program through which you purchased your TS CALs. The representative then processes your request to install TS CALs, and gives you a unique ID for the TS CALs. This unique ID is referred to as the license key pack ID.

    Important:  Retain a copy of the license key pack ID. Having this information with you will facilitate communications with the Microsoft Clearinghouse should you need assistance with recovering TS CALs.

  10. In the Install Licenses Wizard, on the Obtain client license key pack page, enter the license key pack ID provided by the representative into the boxes provided, and then click Next. The TS CALs are installed onto the license server.
  11. To complete the process, click Finish. The license server can now issue TS CALs to clients that connect to a terminal server.

Verify

To verify the location of the TS Licensing database, use Review Configuration in the TS Licensing Manager tool. By default, the TS Licensing database is located in the %systemroot%\system32\lserver folder (where %systemroot% is the folder in which the operating system is installed, which is, by default, c:\windows).

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify the location of the database folder:

  1. On the license server, open TS Licensing Manager. To open TS Licensing Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS Licensing Manager.
  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  3. In the left pane, click All Servers, click the name of the license server, and then on the Action menu, click Review Configuration.
  4. The database location is listed at the top of the Configuration dialog box.

Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder containing the TS Licensing database to confirm its existence and that it contains the tslic.edb file.

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