Generating Per Device license usage reports for TS License Servers running Windows Server 2008

by Jason Conger [Published on 10 Aug. 2007 / Last Updated on 10 Aug. 2007]


The Terminal Services Team has posted a new article explaining how to get Per Device license statistics using some scripting with WMI. This is a follow up to their previous post about Terminal Services Per User Licensing Usage Tracking. 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.
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The Terminal Services Team has posted a new article explaining how to get Per Device license statistics using some scripting with WMI. This is a follow up to their previous post about Terminal Services Per User Licensing Usage Tracking. 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.


Continue at source...

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