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MoveTerminal Service licensing server for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

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This is an optional task.

If the Source Server is running the Terminal Services (TS) Licensing service, you must migrate the TS Licensing role before you decommission the Source Server. You can migrate the TS Licensing role from the Source Server to any of the following:

  • The Destination Server

  • The second server in the Windows SBS 2008 Premium Edition domain

  • Any additional server in the domain that is running Windows Server 2008

  • A server in the domain that is running Windows Server 2003

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    A terminal server that is running on Windows Server 2008 can communicate only with a license server that is running on Windows Server 2008.

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    The instructions for migrating the TS Licensing role are slightly different when you are migrating to Windows Server 2003. Follow the instructions in To migrate the TS Licensing role to Windows Server 2003.

By default, RWW in Windows SBS 2008 does not automatically display the terminal server on your network. Because of this, users do not see the terminal server when they connect using RWW. You must configure Windows SBS 2008 to display the terminal server in RWW. For more information, see “To add a Terminal Services server in Application mode to the Select Computer drop-down list in Remote Web Workplace” in the “Advanced Settings” section in Managing Windows Small Business Server 2008 Remote Web Workplace at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=131600).

To migrate the TS Licensing role to a server that is running Windows Server 2008

  1. On the Source Server, open the Server Management console, in the navigation pane click Advanced Management, and then click Terminal Services Configuration. Document the configuration of the TS Licensing role service on the Source Server and the TS licensing environment, including the following information:

    1. The number and type of TS client access licenses (TS CALs) that are installed

    2. How the terminal server discovers (contacts) the licensing server

    3. The TS CAL purchase agreement documentation

  2. Determine which server that you want to migrate the TS Licensing role to. For more information, see “Checklist: TS Licensing Installation Prerequisites” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120172).

  3. Install the TS Licensing role on the server. For more information, see “Install the TS Licensing Role Service” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120173).

  4. Activate the new license server. For more information, see “Activate a Terminal Services License Server” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120174).

  5. Install the same number and type of TS CALs on the new license server that were installed on the Source Server. To do this, you must call the Microsoft Clearinghouse. When you call the Microsoft Clearinghouse, ensure that you have your TS CAL purchase agreement documentation available to facilitate reissuing the TS CALs. For more information, see “Locate the Microsoft Clearinghouse Telephone Number for Your Country or Region” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120175).

  6. Ensure that the terminal servers in your environment can discover the new license server. To see which license servers a terminal server can discover, use the Licensing Diagnosis in the Terminal Services Configuration tool. For information about Licensing Diagnosis, see the topic "Identify Possible Licensing Problems for the Terminal Server" in the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Configuration Help.

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    A client computer that receives a TS CAL from the previous license server continues to operate as normal until the TS CAL expires. When the TS CAL expires, the terminal server requests a new TS CAL from the new license server.

  7. After you confirm that the terminal servers in your environment can discover the new license server, deactivate the previous license server. For more information, see “Deactivate a Terminal Server license server” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120176).

To migrate the TS Licensing role to Windows Server 2003

  1. Determine which server that you want to migrate the TS Licensing role to. For more information, see “Terminal Server license server roles” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62981).

  2. Install the TS Licensing role on the server. For more information, see “Install Terminal Server Licensing” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62988).

  3. Activate the new license server. For more information, see “Activate a Terminal Server License Server” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62991).

  4. Install the same number and type of TS CALs on the new license server that were installed on the Source Server. To do this, you must call the Microsoft Clearinghouse. When you call the Microsoft Clearinghouse, ensure that you have your TS CAL purchase agreement documentation available to facilitate reissuing the TS CALs. For more information, see “Locate the Microsoft Clearinghouse telephone number for your country or region” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62994).

  5. Ensure that the terminal servers in your environment can discover the new license server. For more information, see “Verify Whether the Terminal Server Can Discover the License Server" in “The terminal server cannot locate the license server” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62995).

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    A client computer that receives a TS CAL from the previous license server continues to operate as normal until the TS CAL expires. When the TS CAL expires, the terminal server requests a new TS CAL from the new license server. For more information, see “Recovering client access licenses on a Terminal Server license server” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62996).

  6. To be discoverable in a domain, a license server must be a domain controller. If you did not install the TS Licensing role on a domain controller, you must configure the terminal server to use the new license server. For more information, click Set a preferred license server in “The terminal server cannot locate the license server” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62995). For more information about the license server discovery process, click Licensing Service Discovery in “Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=26220).

  7. Deactivate the previous license server. For more information, see “Deactivate a Terminal Server license server” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62998).

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