Terminal Services Licensing


The Terminal Services License Service stores the Client Access Licenses (CALs) that have been issued for a Terminal server, and tracks the licenses that have been issued to client computers or terminals. If this service is turned off, the server will be unavailable to issue Terminal Server licenses to clients when they are requested. If another License Server is discoverable on a DC in the forest, the requesting Terminal Server will attempt to use it.

Note in Win2k if the Protected Storage have become corrupt, then it might fail to start and give this error message:

*Event ID: 7024
Description: The Terminal Services Licensing service terminated with service-specific error 3221291009.

Event ID: 37
Description: Can’t start Terminal Services Licensing because of error ‘Can’t initialize Cryptographic - error code 80090016.’*

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  • Disabled.
Default State:
  • Win2k Srv: Automatic.
  • Win2k Pro: Not available.
Process Name:
  • LServer.exe (termservlicensing)
  • None