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Checklist: Configure Terminal Server Licensing

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Checklist: Configure Terminal Server Licensing


Step Reference
  • Read the "Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing" white paper and the Terminal Server Licensing overview.

Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=26220)

Terminal Server Licensing overview

Choose a Terminal Server license server role.

Terminal Server license server roles

Install Terminal Server Licensing.

Install Terminal Server Licensing

Choose a license server activation method.

Activating a Terminal Server license server

Activate the license server.

Activate a Terminal Server License Server

Review information about purchasing and installing client access licenses (CALs).

Purchasing and installing client access licenses on a Terminal Server license server

Decide what type of CAL to purchase.

Choosing the Licensing Model (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100439)

Purchase CALs.

Guidelines for Deploying Terminal Server (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=34627)

Install CALs.

You must configure Terminal Server Licensing correctly in order for your terminal server to continue to accept connections from clients. To allow ample time for you to deploy a license server, Terminal Server provides a licensing grace period, during which no license server is required. During this grace period, a terminal server can accept connections from unlicensed clients without contacting a license server. The grace period begins the first time the terminal server accepts a client connection. It ends after you deploy a license server and that license server issues its first permanent client access license (CAL), or after 120 days, whichever comes first.

Install Client Access Licenses

Ensure that the terminal server can detect the license server.

Although Terminal Server attempts to detect a license server automatically, it is recommended that you explicitly specify a preferred license server that a terminal server connects to.

Set preferred Terminal Server license servers

Ensure that the Terminal Server mode matches the type of CALs purchased.

Guidelines for Deploying Terminal Server (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=34627)

Checklist: Configure Terminal Server

Checklist: Install applications

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