Terminal Services Per User Licensing Usage Tracking Coming in Windows Server 2008

Posted by sumeethevans on September 11 2007, 2:33 AM. Posted in Windows Server 2008, Terminal Services.

In an earlier post, we showed how to create a per user license usage report in Windows Server 2008. Below we show how to create a per device license usage report.

On Windows Server 2003, a Per Device Terminal Services Client Access License (TS CAL) usage report could be generated using the Lsreport tool. In Windows Server 2008, the Lsreport tool is not supported. Instead, use the TS Licensing WMI interface to generate a Per Device TS CAL usage report in Windows Server 2008.

To generate a Per Device TS CAL usage report, you need to enumerate the Win32_TSIssuedLicense class instances on the license server. The following is a simple script that displays a list of issued Per Device TS CAL from a given license server with details like expiration date, etc.