Terminal Services License Server Discovery

Updated: January 5, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Terminal Services license server discovery is the process by which a terminal server discovers (contacts) an available license server to request Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) for the clients that are connecting remotely to the terminal server. If the terminal server cannot discover a license server, client connections may fail.

The recommended discovery scope for a license server is forest discovery scope. If you configure forest discovery scope, terminal servers, without any additional configuration, can automatically discover a license server in the same forest, because the license server is published in Active Directory Domain Services. To configure forest discovery scope, you must be logged on as an enterprise administrator to the forest in which the license server is a member.

Note:  A terminal server running Windows Server 2008 can only communicate with a license server running Windows Server 2008.

Events

Event ID Source Message

64

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services license server has been published in Active Directory Domain Services.

65

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The attempt to publish the Terminal Services license server in Active Directory Domain Services failed.
Win32 error code: %1!s!

66

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services license server has been unpublished from Active Directory Domain Services.

67

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The attempt to unpublish the Terminal Services license server from Active Directory Domain Services failed.
Win32 error code: %1!s!

68

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services license server role has been successfully changed.

69

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services license server role was not changed.
Win32 error code: %1!s!

8193

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services license server could not be published in Active Directory Domain Services during the installation of TS Licensing. The action failed with Win32 error code %1!s!.

8194

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing

The Terminal Services license server was successfully published in Active Directory Domain Services during the installation of TS Licensing.

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TS Licensing

Terminal Services

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