Review the Configuration of a Terminal Services License Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

After installing and configuring the TS Licensing role service on a Windows Server 2008 computer, you can use Review Configuration in the TS Licensing Manager tool to review the configuration of the license server. You can use Review Configuration to help identify possible TS Licensing configuration problems on the license server that would prevent the license server from doing the following:

  • Being discovered by terminal servers.

  • Issuing Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) to users or devices connecting to a terminal server.

  • Tracking and reporting the issuance of TS Per User CALs.

Note

Review Configuration is used to identify possible TS Licensing configuration problems on a license server, not configuration problems on a terminal server. To be alerted to possible licensing discovery and configuration issues on a terminal server, use Licensing Diagnosis in the Terminal Services Configuration tool. For information about Licensing Diagnosis, see the topic "Identify Possible Licensing Problems for the Terminal Server" in the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Configuration Help.

To use Review Configuration, the license server must be a member of an Active Directory domain.

The following is a list of some of the things that Review Configuration will check about the configuration of a license server:

  • If the discovery scope for a license server is set to Domain, Review Configuration will check if the license server is installed on a domain controller.

  • If the discovery scope for a license server is set to Forest, Review Configuration will check if the license server is published in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

  • If the discovery scope for a license server is set to either Domain or Forest, Review Configuration will check if the license server is a member of the Terminal Server License Servers group in AD DS.

  • Review Configuration will check if the License server security group Group Policy setting is enabled and applied to the license server.

Note

For more information about the License server security group Group Policy setting, see Control the Issuance of Terminal Services Client Access Licenses (TS CALs).

You can also change the discovery scope of the license server in Review Configuration by clicking Change Scope. For more information, see Change the Discovery Scope of a Terminal Services License Server.

The location of the TS Licensing database is also shown in Review Configuration.

Use the following procedure to review the configuration of a license server by using TS Licensing Manager.

Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

To review the configuration of a license server by using TS Licensing Manager

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS Licensing Manager.

  2. In the left pane, click All servers. In the right pane, in the Configuration column, you will see either OK or Review. Review indicates that there is a possible configuration issue with the license server.

  3. To review the configuration details of a license server, do one of the following:

    • Select the license server that you want to review, and then on the Action menu, click Review Configuration.

    • Right-click the license server that you want to review, and then click Review Configuration.

    • If Review is displayed in the Configuration column for a license server, click Review.

  4. In the Configuration dialog box, a list of messages will provide you with information about the configuration of the license server and identify possible configuration issues.

    For certain configuration issues, you will be able to correct the problem from within the Configuration dialog box, if you have the appropriate administrative privileges. For example, if the license server is not published in AD DS and you have Enterprise Admins privileges in AD DS, you can click Publish in AD DS to correct the problem.

For more information about troubleshooting TS Licensing, see the Terminal Services page on the Windows Server 2008 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=73931).

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