How can i move my terminal server cals to a new server

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Terminal Server
Terminal Server Licensing
Windows Server 2003
Can i move my terminal server cals to a new server then change the new server name & IP back to the old server?

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windows 2003
ASKED: October 5, 2009  10:10 PM
UPDATED: November 17, 2009  11:50 PM

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This says you can do it…..

<b>Migrate Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses</b>

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd851844.aspx

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  • Ststst
    SWEET but i'm moving from 2003 to 2003 - not to 2008 as this link provides.
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  • ScottSCarver
    I've fought with this several times. Seems it should be easy but I've not found an easy way to do it other than the link provided. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953918
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  • Ststst
    YEP... I've read this over and it says how to move the cals but all it is is to call into the clearinghouse and nothing about transfering the current lic over. Have you tried to copy the file & folder they mention on teh backup and restoring to another server? i guess i have to look for more but doesnt look promissig.
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  • ScottSCarver
    Calling MS is about all you can do. Basically you have to re-register your CAL's. It took me a lot less time to call, tell them I was replacing a TS License server, and reactivate my license than it did to research how to do it. Hate it when that happens. I hope I'm understanding your issue.
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  • Ststst
    HI SCOTT! I'm planning to move the terminal server this weekend but i was just wondering if i can have the license server on a non terminal server server??? If this is done then how does my workstations get registered on the lic server and then connect to the terminal server? THANKS!! ST
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  • ScottSCarver
    Yeah, you can install Terminal Server License Service on a server that is not a terminal server. The license request is handled by the terminal server itself so, you don't have to do anything to your clients as far as telling them where the license server is. Also, the terminal server SHOULD be able to find the license server without you having to do anything.
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  • Ststst
    Hi Scott. I'm in a delima now. i activated a new TS lic on a new server. I called in to Clearing house to deactivate the old server & transfer my cals to the new and they wanted my lic agreement / information number. i told them i have my server id but they wanted some other number. I have no such thing. i called support but they are closed! With this aside... I'm wondering what would happen if i did not deactivate the lic server, changed name & IP then create my new TS with the same name/IP. do you know what might happen? i would no longer have access to my old server. THANKS!
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  • ScottSCarver
    I'm not sure what would happen. My initial thoughts are that you're licensing info would still be lost. The numbers that the clearing house usually want can be found in the Terminal Services Licensing mmc. Did you look in there for agreement numbers or the like?
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