Reactivate a Terminal Server license server

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

To reactivate a Terminal Server license server

  1. Open Terminal Server Licensing.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the Terminal Server license server you want to reactivate, point to Advanced, and then click Reactivate Server. The Terminal Server License Server Wizard starts.

  3. In Information Needed, confirm that your name, phone number, and e-mail address are correct.

    In Reason, select the appropriate reason for reactivating the license server, and click Finish.

    Your request to reactivate the license server is sent to the Microsoft Clearinghouse for processing.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

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  • For information about the Microsoft privacy statement, see Related Topics.

  • When reactivating a license server by using the telephone, you will receive a telephone call confirming that the license server has been reactivated.

  • When a license server is reactivated, a record of your licenses is retained. Licenses that were already issued remain valid, and any un-issued licenses are also valid, but must be reissued through the Microsoft Clearinghouse.

  • You must reactivate a license server when its registration has expired.

  • For more information about Terminal Server and Terminal Server Licensing, see Guidelines for Deploying Terminal Server ( and Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing (

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Deactivate a Terminal Server license server
Terminal Server license management and your privacy
Connect to a Terminal Server license server
Change Terminal Server license server properties