Solved

Transfer TS CAL?

Posted on 2006-07-24
5
1,284 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I would like to know if it is possible to transfer terminal services CALS from one server to another dynamically.

I have a remote terminal server, and I don't want to buy duplicate TS CALs, because only 1 of the 2 servers would be in use at any given time.


0
Comment
Question by:Derekleu
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
JexPam earned 25 total points
ID: 17170422
Probably. TS licensing is one of the most confusing schemes I have seen.
The answer will vary depending on your licensing type and what version of TS you are using.
What TS version are you using? NT 4 TS, Win2k, Win2k3?
What type of licensing? TS Device CAL or TS User CAL

With any luck you are running TS Licensing Service on a server and can point the new server at the licensing server and call it good.

How it gets even more confusing:
With Win2K Terminal Server licensing, if a client device is running the most recent version of the Windows desktop operating system, a TS CAL is NOT required to satisfy the licensing requirement. However, with Windows Server 2003, a TS CAL is required for each device or user using Terminal Server functionality, irrespective of which desktop operating system is running on the device.
Every Windows XP Pro desktop license that your company owned on the date of the public launch of Windows Server 2003 (April 24, 2003?) is eligible for a Windows Server 2003 TS CAL.
See : http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/tsletter.mspx

And if you want to make it really confusing start looking into Office component licensing on TS between 2000 and 2003.

Anyway you may want to check out the TS licensing document:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/f/2/2f2dc861-d567-4492-ae88-81afafa2d08d/Terminal%20Server%20Licensing.doc 

0
 

Assisted Solution

by:GothamProjects
GothamProjects earned 25 total points
ID: 17182102
It really is that complicated! But I have a similar operation planned and Microsoft have been very helpful on the phone, and have even offered to guide us through the process when the time comes.

I suggest you contact MS Licencing team in your region, but it does appear to be possible - but complicated!

HTH

AJ.
0

Featured Post

Make managing Office 365 email signatures a breeze

Are you using Office 365? Having trouble trying to set up email signatures for your users? Getting stressed out managing multiple signatures? Need an easier way to manage? We have a solution for you, try the most-user friendly and powerful signature management tool on the market.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Just about everyone has an old PC laying around.  Ask anyone in the IT industry, whether they are a professional or play in it as a hobby.  From outdated Desktops to cheap "throwaway" laptops, they are all around and not as hard to "fix up" as you m…
In this article we will discuss all things related to StageFright bug, the most vulnerable bug of android devices.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now