How does user licensing work when a new SBS 2000 becomes PDC and old PDC is demoted?
Posted on 2004-04-20
I have a network in which a completely new SBS 2000 will be installed. Being SBS, it must be the Primary Domain controller, a job currently being done by a Windows 2000 server which also runs SQL Server 7. The existing W2K server has licenses for 30 W2K server users as well as licences for 30 SQL Server users. The purpose of the SBS is to provide Terminal Services to users at a remote site, with a maximum of 10 such users. None of my existing users need to use the Terminal Services.
My question is, what happens to the 30 W2K user licences on the existing PDC? Do they disappear when the existing PDC is demoted? If so, can I migrate them to the SBS 2000 prior to the demotion, or do I need to buy and add 25 SBS user licences to the SBS server in order for my users to log in and use the services of SQL Server 7>