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Change CAL expiration date

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  • All,

       i am running WinSVR2K8 R2 Datacenter. My issue is I have a client that is taking up ALOT of CAL licenses. Im using CAL per Device format. I need to change the expiration lease length on the licenses. i think they set around 6months, and i need to change that to about a week. Any thoughts as to where to find this setting?

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:35 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    Quote:

    When a terminal server is configured to use Per Device licensing mode, and a client computer or device connects to a terminal server for the first time, the client computer or device is issued a temporary license by default. When a client computer or device connects to a terminal server for the second time, if the Terminal Services license server is activated and enough TS Per Device CALs are available, the license server issues the client computer or device a permanent TS Per Device CAL. If the license server is not activated or does not have any TS Per Device CALs available, the device will continue to use the temporary license. The temporary license is valid for 90 days.

    A permanent TS Per Device CAL issued by a license server is configured to automatically expire after a random period between 52 and 89 days, at which time the TS Per Device CAL will return to the pool of available TS Per Device CALs on the license server.

    For more detailed information, please refer to the below article. Hope it helps.

    Revoke a Terminal Services Per Device Client Access License

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732416(v=ws.10).aspx

    Control the Issuance of Terminal Services Client Access Licenses (TS CALs)

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725704(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards,

    Aiden


    Aiden Cao
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, April 02, 2013 5:40 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    Quote:

    When a terminal server is configured to use Per Device licensing mode, and a client computer or device connects to a terminal server for the first time, the client computer or device is issued a temporary license by default. When a client computer or device connects to a terminal server for the second time, if the Terminal Services license server is activated and enough TS Per Device CALs are available, the license server issues the client computer or device a permanent TS Per Device CAL. If the license server is not activated or does not have any TS Per Device CALs available, the device will continue to use the temporary license. The temporary license is valid for 90 days.

    A permanent TS Per Device CAL issued by a license server is configured to automatically expire after a random period between 52 and 89 days, at which time the TS Per Device CAL will return to the pool of available TS Per Device CALs on the license server.

    For more detailed information, please refer to the below article. Hope it helps.

    Revoke a Terminal Services Per Device Client Access License

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732416(v=ws.10).aspx

    Control the Issuance of Terminal Services Client Access Licenses (TS CALs)

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725704(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards,

    Aiden


    Aiden Cao
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, April 02, 2013 5:40 AM
    Moderator
  • What happens if you manually revoke that permanent license assigned? Can it be requested again? Or the client device is banned for life?
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:21 PM
  • If you revoke a CALC upon next connection client will request for CALC again and get a new one.


    Hari Kumar --- Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights

    • Proposed as answer by Hari Kumar B Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:53 AM
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:36 PM