Move Terminal Services Licensing for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migration

Published: January 28, 2011

Updated: February 10, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

This is an optional task.

If the Source Server is running the Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing) role service, you must migrate RD Licensing before you decommission the Source Server. You can migrate RD 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 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 RD 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, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.

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

  4. Document the configuration of RD Licensing on the Source Server and the RD licensing environment, including the following information:

    • The number and type of Remote Desktop client access licenses (RDS CALs) that are installed.

    • Which Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) servers are configured to use the license server.

    • The RDS CAL purchase agreement documentation

  5. Determine the new computer on which you want to install the RD Licensing role service. For more information, see Checklist: Remote Desktop Licensing Installation Prerequisites.

  6. Install the RD Licensing role 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 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.

    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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