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Migrating CAL Licenses SBS 2003

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how do I migrate CAL licenses from one windows server 2003 small business to another?  I discovered that I can only have one SBS on the domain but the old one is still the Domain Controller and has all the CAL licenses.  Looking to transfer all the licenses to the new machine and then wipe the old server and just put on server 2003.  Is this possible
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If the CAL licenses are OEM, you may not be able to legally.  Otherwise, go to the SBS licensing and save the license information.  Then import it through the SBS licensing section on the server.

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The backup wizard does not supply an extension.  tried saving it as a .txt as text .  Should I just leave it as is with no extension or do I need to use a specific extension.  Thanks!!!!
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Extensions really don't matter for this.

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Thank you.  I will migrate after business hours tonight.  5 of the licenses are OEM but 20 are not. Do you know how long I have until the new SBS will no longer tolerate another SBS on the network and shut down?  Thanks again
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If they are in the same domain, then you have 7 days from install (I thought it was 14 myself, but I've heard of problems after 7).

If they are two different domains, then there won't be a problem on the DC, but you could have client issues with, possibly, one acting as DHCP inappropriately for the other.

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Great...thanks.  This is my first time posting a question so not sure if it is appropriate to  accept the solution until I actually try it out...but this sounds pretty straight forward.  You supplied the answer right quick and want to give point credit where due...advise?  Thanks

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