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Can terminal server 2003 license be used on terminal server 2008

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Can terminal server 2003 license be used on terminal server 2008?
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from TS FAQ:

Q.  I currently have Windows Server 2003 Client Access Licenses. Will I need to purchase new Windows Server 2008 CALs?  

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Yes. New Windows Server 2008 CALs are required for accessing and using Windows Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx
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sorry, I may have misunderstood your question. to answer:

A Windows Server 2008-based terminal server cannot communicate with a Windows Server 2003-based Terminal Services licensing server. However, a terminal server that is running Windows Server 2003 can communicate with a licensing server that is running Windows Server 2008.

To resolve this problem, you must configure a Windows Server 2008-based computer as your licensing server.

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No, the actual physical piece of paper which says you are licensed for X number of terminal server user sessions for Windows Server 2003 cannot be migrated to Windows Server 2008. It's just like with any other Microsoft product - Microsoft have spent years developing their latest set of server operating systems and applications, so they have to get this back by charging you a license fee. If you could migrate licenses across from previous versions, then it effectively puts Microsoft out of pocket.

You must purchase new CALs for Windows Server 2008, including for Server 2008 Terminal Services.
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Is this old? I heard this may have changed. Also is this about 2008 R1 or R2?

Did MS make it so 2008 R1 or R2 can use a 2003 License server recently?
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