Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server with installed licenses will not go beyond 2 connections

Posted by Erwin Blonk on Server Fault See other posts from Server Fault or by Erwin Blonk
Published on 2010-04-12T14:21:34Z Indexed on 2010/04/12 14:23 UTC
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I installed the Terminal Server role in Windows Server 2003 Standard 64-bits. Still, only 2 connections are allowed. The License Manager says that there are 10 Device CALs available, which is correct, and that none are given out. For good measure I let the server reboot, to no effect.

Before this, there was another server (same Windows, except that it is 32 bits) active as a licensing server. I removed the role first and then then added it to the new server. I then removed the Terminal Server Licensing Server component off the old one and added it to the new one. After that, I added to licenses. When that didn't give the required result, I rebooted to new server. Still, the new server, with licenses and all, acts as if it has the 2 license RDP.

The server are all stand-alone, there is no active directory been set up. Both servers are in different workgroups.

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