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How to rebuild Windows 2000 and 2003 Terminal Services Licensing database

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This article was previously published under Q273566
SUMMARY
This article explains how to reset the information that is contained in the Terminal Services Licensing tool. This tool requires that all installed license packs be reinstalled.
MORE INFORMATION
To reset information that is contained in the Terminal Services Licensing tool, follow these steps:
  1. Quit the Terminal Services Licensing tool.
  2. Stop the Terminal Services Licensing Service.
  3. Rename the LServer folder in Winnt\System32 to LServerold.
  4. Create a new folder named LServer in Winnt\System32.
  5. Start the Terminal Services Licensing service.
  6. The license key packs may now be reinstalled. The Licensing Clearinghouse may need to be contacted to get the key packs reissued. Check the system log for the following events:
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: TermServLicensing
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 5
    Date: 9/7/2000
    Time: 11:13:40 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: HMS01
    Description:
    Policy Module %SystemRoot%\system32\tls236.dll for company Microsoft Corporation has been loaded.

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: TermServLicensing
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 0
    Date: 9/7/2000
    Time: 11:13:41 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: HMS01
    Description:
    Terminal Services Licensing was started.
    If the new LServer folder is not created, the following errors are logged:
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: TermServLicensing
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 44
    Date: 9/7/2000
    Time: 11:13:06 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: HMS01
    Description:
    General database error occurred, Can't initialize ESE instance - error -1811 JET_errFileNotFound, File not found.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7024
    Date: 9/7/2000
    Time: 11:13:06 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: HMS01
    Description:
    The Terminal Services Licensing service terminated with service-specific error 31.
REFERENCES
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306626 How to install Terminal Services in Application Server mode in Windows 2000
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Article ID: 273566 - Last Review: 03/01/2007 18:53:18 - Revision: 2.7

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

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