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  • Question

  • I have the message alert "This license server is not installed on a domain controller. Terminal servers in the domain will not be able to automatically discover this license server" in my terminal license manager 2008.

    This message is after I had installed and activate the license for server and CAL into the terminal server 2008.

    Anybody can help?

     

     


    Saw Wey Key
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:35 PM

Answers

  • The reactivation is not a problem.. The auto-discovery is more of a convenience feature than anything.. However here are some links to an article that can help with the migration.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc626241.aspx

    and more info...

    http://www.msterminalservices.org/articles/Terminal-Server-License-Service-Discovery-Part2.html
    • Marked as answer by keysw1972 Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:18 AM
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:13 AM
  • And I just want to re-iterate that the TS Licensing server _MUST_ be on a domain controller for auto-discovery to work.. At that point you will need to change the registry keys on the TS servers to use auto discover and be sure you shut down the services on the previous licensing server.

    There are pre-reqs to beginning the process and you will have to contact PSS to help.

    Use the links I posted before to help with the pre-req docs and some research then get everything together and call MSFT PSS support.
    • Marked as answer by keysw1972 Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:18 AM
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:19 AM

All replies

  • For auto discovery to work the TS Licensing server must be on a Domain Controller.. Although this is not a requirement and if the TS Licensing server was specified during the feature/role setup than you should be good. Although the automatic discovery is usually a good practice in case you need to move the server in the future.. In any case registry changes can be made to either setup the TS server to be auto-discover or to change the TS Licensing server in the future if need be.

    In short the message can be disregarded unless it bothers you enough to move the role to a DC. At that poin yu will probably need to contact your license rep to and a PSS tech to assist in the migration.
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:57 PM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    My problem now is I required to reactivate terminal licensing in quarterly basis.

    Would you pls let me know that how to setup the TS server to be auto-discover?

    any step?

    Thanks again. 


    Saw Wey Key
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:06 AM
  • The reactivation is not a problem.. The auto-discovery is more of a convenience feature than anything.. However here are some links to an article that can help with the migration.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc626241.aspx

    and more info...

    http://www.msterminalservices.org/articles/Terminal-Server-License-Service-Discovery-Part2.html
    • Marked as answer by keysw1972 Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:18 AM
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:13 AM
  • And I just want to re-iterate that the TS Licensing server _MUST_ be on a domain controller for auto-discovery to work.. At that point you will need to change the registry keys on the TS servers to use auto discover and be sure you shut down the services on the previous licensing server.

    There are pre-reqs to beginning the process and you will have to contact PSS to help.

    Use the links I posted before to help with the pre-req docs and some research then get everything together and call MSFT PSS support.
    • Marked as answer by keysw1972 Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:18 AM
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:19 AM