Installing Terminal Services Client Access Licenses

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

There are three methods by which you can install Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) onto your license server by using the Install Licenses Wizard in the TS Licensing Manager tool:

  • Internet (Automatic)   This method requires Internet connectivity from the computer running TS Licensing Manager. Internet connectivity is not required from the license server itself. This method uses TCP/IP (TCP Port 443) to connect directly to the Microsoft Clearinghouse.

  • Web   You can use the Web method when the computer running TS Licensing Manager does not have Internet connectivity, but you have access to the Web by means of a Web browser from another computer. The URL for the Web installation method is displayed in the Install Licenses Wizard.

  • Telephone   The telephone method allows you to talk to a Microsoft customer service representative to complete the installation process. The appropriate telephone number is determined by the country/region that you chose in the Activate Server Wizard and is displayed by the wizard.

Before installing TS CALs onto your license server, note the following:

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