Terminal Services Licensing Server



Currently we have many Windows 2000 Terminal Server Licensing Servers. We are
in the process of moving this service to two centralised Windows 2003
Terminal Services LIcensing Servers.

After Installing the Windows 2003 Terminal Server Licensing Servers, we
would add all the CALS to this new servers and modify the Domain Policy to
point to these two servers for Terminal Server CALS.

Please let me know would the users be impacted during this transition, since
all the CALs would be installed with new Servers. If any Terminal Servers are
still trying to access the old Terminal Server LIcensing Server would they be
provided temporary licenses.

Vera Noest [MVP]

Clients with existing licenses will not notice anything.
Clients with an existing license, which expires on the day you
switch LS must be able to locate the new Licensing servers. If the
Terminal Server they connect to cannot locate the new LS, these
clients will be refused (a client who has once received a
permanent license will not receive a temporary license if the LS
is unavailable when their permanent license expires).

Since clients start trying to renew their license a week before it
actually expires, you have a whole week to make the switch,
provided that all clients connect to the old LS on the day before
you start moving your licenses.

Best to make sure from the beginning that all TS can locate the
new LS. You don't need to have all of your licenses installed on
the new LS immediately, since clients will only renew their
license when the old one expires. So there won't me a massive
demand on the new LS right from the start.

239107 - Establishing Preferred Windows 2000 Terminal Services
License Server
Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
TS troubleshooting: http://ts.veranoest.net
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