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How do I clean up my Terminal Server Licensing

The Terminal Server Licensing I have is all messed up (see image attached). I own 5 retail device CALs and 20 volume device CALs. I want to remove anything here I don't need so things are clean. I don't see anywhere that will let me delete anything and none of them specify which they are.

1. For some reason there are Windows 2000 CALs that I don't know if I need or not or if I can even use. There are 2 Windows 2000 servers in the environment, neither are used for public Terminal Services, only administration. Can I delete the Windows 2000 tokens, if so how? A few CALs were issued in 2008 that would have been administration machines and a few that I don't know who they are.

2. I accidentally chose user CALs when I added the 2003 volume CALs so I need to delete them since I don't own them, how do I do this correctly?

3. Is there any way to label the 2003 Device CALs so I know which is the 20 licenses and which is the 5 licenses?
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Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2003

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dsanta

8/22/2022 - Mon
Cláudio Rodrigues

The correct way to clean up everything is to simply uninstall the whole licensing server, reinstall it and call the MS clearinghouse so they reissue all your licensing packs.
Yes, I agree this is not pretty. But works and gives you a clean licensing server, ready to start again.

Cláudio Rodrigues

Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Terminal Services
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dsanta

So when I do this the TS will be unavailable for users to connect correct? Will it require a reboot?

After I reinstall TS Licensing I need to add 25 Windows 2003 device CALs that were purchased. However if I understand device CALs correctly they will be issued to a machine and cannot be moved correct? How do I ensure that only PCs that I want to have a CAL get one or do I just have to limit who logs on to the TS?
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dsanta

So uninstall and reinstall licensing then have MS reissue my 25 device CALs, then switch it to per device. Once I do that it should be cleaned up and issue a CAL to each device that connects and I should be good to go right?
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