How do I transfer my licenses from server 2000 to server 2003
Posted on 2006-06-28
We just change our DC’s from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2003
Enterprise. We completely changed out the hardware so these machines are NOT
2000 Server upgraded systems. The problem we have is that the Windows
Licensing did not transfer to the new DC’s. As we turned off the old 2000
Servers our licensing stopped and our users lost access to their documents
and file servers. The logs showed they were not getting a license to access
the server. We had to turn on the one (1) old DC that has the licensing on it
to make everything work. I have searched and searched for a solution for this
on the internet and on Microsoft’s web site and there is no information on
how to transfer this from one server to another.
Please Note: This is NOT Terminal Server Licensing this is the Main Licensing where your Server, Exchange licenses are displayed. If anyone out there knows how to move this please let me know.
One last thought, do I have to purchase brand new CALS?
Also my exchange 2003.