WINDOW 7 TS license will expire TS 2000 serve

February 5, 2011 at 08:49:22
Specs: Windows 7, intel 4gig
I have a new Windows 7 business version workstation and it is used to access our Windows 2000 Advance Server using Terminal Services. I am getting a message that my temporary license will expire in 10 days. I do not have this issue with any of my other work stations which are all XP pro. I have attempted to research the license issue. I am confused. It seems that you do not have to purchase any additional license for Terminal Services due to a migration from XP to Vista or Windows 7. I am only using 3 of my 25 TS license allowance. I have read some conflicting information some saying you do most saying you do not.

The fix I have found but I have not implements is to delete the registry key cache in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MSLicensing. I was wondering if this is what I need to do. I obtained this information from . If anyone could assist it would be great. Thanks in advance.

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May 10, 2011 at 09:36:41
Best answered by MicroSoft help desk. Licensing changes with each new version.

Is WIndows 7 activated?

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May 11, 2011 at 16:47:30
After 2000 TS and XP they changed the licensing model.

2000 TS licenses were free. 2003 and above are not anymore. To use vista/win7 and TS you will need to upgrade your TS server from 2000 and pay the licensing fees.

or do that reg hack which appears to be a licensing violation so be aware that this can make you liable.

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