Question : How to enable/license terminal server

I have a fully functional Windows 2003 server joined as a member server to a domain hosted by SBS 2003. I have used the wizard to turn on terminal services, but cannot get it activated and licensed.

When I go into the new server's "Terminal Server Licensing" program, the only machine listed under "All Servers" is the SBS domain controller. (At sites I set up previously, the terminal server always shows up in the list of servers along with the DC.)

I have three Terminal Server License Packs (5-packs) I need to install, and then permanently activate the licenses so they to not expire after the grace period. All TS-related services appear to be running on both servers. What should I do next?


Answer : How to enable/license terminal server

First of all, where did you install 'Terminal Services Licensing'? Check on the servers Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Components. Is it installed on the SBS box or on the TS itself?
One thing is installing 'Terminal Services'. The other is installing 'Terminal Services Licensing'.
The free guide I wrote, "Terminal Services A to Z" covers this and much more, step by step. Free download at

Cláudio Rodrigues
Citrix CTP
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