TS Licensing Step-by-Step Guide

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Windows Server® 2008 operating system provides a license management system for Terminal Services known as Terminal Services Licensing (TS Licensing). This system allows terminal servers to obtain and manage Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) for devices and users that are connecting to a terminal server. TS Licensing supports terminal servers that run Windows Server 2008 as well as terminal servers running Windows Server® 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server.

For more information about TS Licensing, see the Terminal Services page on the Windows Server 2008 TechCenter or the TS Licensing Manager Help in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library.


In Windows Server 2008 R2, Terminal Services was renamed Remote Desktop Services. To find out what's new in this version and to find the most up-to-date resources, visit the Remote Desktop Services page on the Windows Server TechCenter.

The following topics are covered in this Step-by-Step Guide: