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Move Terminal Services Licensing for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration

Published: January 28, 2011

Updated: February 10, 2011

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

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This is an optional task.

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

  • The Destination Server

  • An additional server in the domain that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

By default, Remote Web Access (RWA) in Windows SBS 2011 Standard does not automatically display the terminal server on your network. Because of this, users do not see the terminal server when they connect using RWA. You must configure Windows SBS 2011 Standard to display the terminal server in RWA.

To migrate the Terminal Services Licensing role service to a server that is running Windows Server 2008

  1. Log on to the Source Server as a domain administrator.

  2. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. Click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.

  4. In the navigation pane, click Roles, click Terminal Services, and then click Terminal Services Configuration. Document the configuration of the Terminal Services Licensing (TS Licensing) role service on the Source Server and the Terminal Services license server, including the following information:

    • The number and type of Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) that are installed

    • How the terminal server discovers (contacts) the license server

    • The TS CAL purchase agreement documentation

  5. Determine to which server you want to migrate TS Licensing. For more information, see Checklist: TS Licensing Installation Prerequisites.

  6. Install the TS Licensing role service on the server. For more information, see Install the TS Licensing Role Service.

  7. Activate the new license server. For more information, see Activate a Terminal Services License Server.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 Licensing Diagnosis in the Terminal Services Configuration tool. For information about Licensing Diagnosis, see Identify Possible Licensing Problems for the Terminal Server.

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    A client that received a TS CAL from the previous license server continues to operate as normal until its TS CAL expires. When the previously issued TS CAL expires, the terminal server requests a new TS CAL from the new license server on behalf of the client.

  10. 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 Services License Server.

To migrate TS Licensing to a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

  1. Log on to the Source Server as a domain administrator.

  2. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. Click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.

  4. In the navigation pane, click Roles, click Terminal Services, and then click Terminal Services Configuration. Document the configuration of the TS Licensing role service on the Source Server and the Terminal Services license server, including the following information:

    • The number and type of Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) that are installed

    • How the terminal server discovers (contacts) the license server

    • The TS CAL purchase agreement documentation

  5. Determine the new computer on which you want to migrate the Licensing services. For more information, see Checklist: Remote Desktop Licensing Installation Prerequisites.

  6. Install Remote Desktop Licensing on the new computer. For more information, see Install the Remote Desktop Licensing Role Service.

  7. Activate the new license server. For more information, see Activate a Remote Desktop License Server.

  8. Migrate the TS CALS or RDS CALs from the existing license server to the new license server by using the Manage RDS CALs Wizard in Remote Desktop Licensing Manager. For more information, see Migrate Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses (RDS CALs).

  9. Configure the RD Session Host servers to use the new license server. For more information, see Specify a License Server for an RD Session Host Server to Use.

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    A client that received an RDS CAL from the previous license server continues to operate as normal until its RDS CAL expires. When the previously issued RDS CAL expires, the RD Session Host server requests a new RDS CAL from the new license server on behalf of the client.

  10. After you have confirmed that the RD Session Host servers in your environment are configured to use the new license server, deactivate the previous license server. For more information, see Deactivate a Remote Desktop License Server.

For more information about migrating client access licenses, see Remote Desktop Licensing Role Service Migration (Remote Desktop Services Migration Guide.

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