Activating a Terminal Services License Server by Using a Web Browser

Updated: January 10, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Web activation method can be used when the computer running the TS Licensing Manager tool does not have Internet connectivity, but you have access to the Web by means of a Web browser from another computer. The URL for the Web method is displayed in the Activate Server Wizard.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the license server, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS Licensing Manager.

  2. Right-click the license server that you want to activate, and then click Activate Server. The Activate Server Wizard starts.

  3. Click Next.

  4. On the Connection Method page, in the Connection method list, select Web Browser, and then click Next.

  5. On the License Server Activation page, click the hyperlink to connect to the Terminal Server Licensing Web site.

    If you are running TS Licensing Manager on a computer that does not have Internet connectivity, note the address for the Terminal Server Licensing Web site, and then connect to the Web site from a computer that has Internet connectivity.

  6. Under Select Option, click Activate a license server, and then click Next.

  7. In the Product ID boxes, type your Product ID. Your Product ID is displayed on the License Server Activation page of the Activate Server Wizard. You must also complete the name, company, and country/region fields. Specify any other information that you want to provide, such as e-mail and company address, and then click Next.

  8. Confirm your entries, and then click Next. Your license server ID is displayed. Write down the license server ID or print the Web page.

  9. On the License Server Activation page of the Activate Server Wizard, type the license server ID that you received in the previous step, and then click Next. Your license server is activated.

  10. On the Completing the Activate Server Wizard page, do one of the following:

    • To install Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) onto your license server, ensure that the Start Install Licenses Wizard now check box is selected, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

    • To install TS CALs later, clear the Start Install Licenses Wizard now check box, and then click Finish.

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