Having used the different versions of Windows Server 2003 for a long time I tend to use Standard Edition to utilise Terminal Services for remote workers.
In some instances before the implementation is full complete and the required TS CALS purchased a user will be required to log in after the 120 days temporary license has expired. A temporary work around to resolve this remotely is as follows:
- Login remotely via VPN.
- Using “Computer Management” click “Action” > “Connect to another computer…” and type in the IP address of the server and click OK.
- Expand “Services and Applications” and then click “Services”.
- Scroll down to “Terminal Server Licensing”, right click and “Stop”.
- Using Explorer browse to “\\<ip address>\c$\WINDOWS\system32\LServer” delete all the files ending “.edb”
- Go back to “Computer Management” and “Start” the “Terminal Server Licensing” service.
The client can now logon with out the expiry message.
Please note: To carry out the steps above you are required to have administrator access rights to the server.