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Terminal Services Licensing Server

I have heard on the street that you need a seperate server for licensing when using Term Services on a Win 2003 Server.  Is that true?  However, I have heard with MS Win Server 2000 you could do both on one machine.  True?

If you can do both on Win 2000 Server, is it just a matter of going to Add/Remove Windows components and selecting Term Server licensing?
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Meadowlarson
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oBdACommented:
Yes, you do need a license server. You can install it on the terminal server itself (you can NOT use a TSLS runnin on W2k to hand out licenses for a TS running W2k3!), but if your DC is running W2k3, it's better to install it there.
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MeadowlarsonAuthor Commented:
Just for clarification then, if I have a Win 2000 Server, I can run TS AND licensing on the same machine?  Does that go for 2003 also?
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oBdACommented:
Not on Windows 2000 if you're in an AD domain. The Windows 2000 TS LS can only be installed on a member server if the server is stand-alone or a member of an NT4 domain. In an AD domain, a Windows 2000 TS LS *has* to be installed on a DC.
A TS LS on a W2k3 can be installed either on a member server or on a DC. But it's definitely the best choice to install the LS on a DC, if at all possible -- if you have to reinstall the terminal server (and those things happen), you'll have to reinstall the license server as well and call the Microsoft Clearinghouse to reactivate your CALs.
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MeadowlarsonAuthor Commented:
Sorry Kadadi, those links didn't do anything for me.

Can I get a straight answer.  I'm still unclear: on a Win Server 2003 machine, can I run Terminal Services and have the same Server as the licensing server?  Or do I need another Server to handle the licensing?

I called Microsoft and the help desk operator said you don't need two machines to run Term Serv and the accompanying licensing, but they don't recommend it.  Trouble is the operators don't always know what they're talking about.  And why would they not recommend it?  Is there some security risk?
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oBdACommented:
I repeat myself: "A TS LS on a W2k3 can be installed either on a member server or on a DC. But it's definitely the best choice to install the LS on a DC, if at all possible".
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