MS Licensing: Can I migrate SBS 2003 User Cals to replacement SBS 2008 Server?
Posted on 2009-04-03
I am building a replacement server running SBS 2008. This server will replace an old SBS 2003 Server. This is NOT a migration/upgrade. I am rebuilding the domain from scratch.
I have 10 user CALs on the SBS 2003 Server (additional to the 5 CALs pre installed with SBS 2003)
QUESTION: Can I migrate and use the SBS 2003 CALs on the SBS 2008 box or do they loose the liscenses.
The SBS 2003 machine will be burned and rebuilt as a Server 2003 (Standard) file server and BES machine after the transition. I am not sure if MS will let me use the SBS 2003 CALs for that server if I cannot use them for the SBS 2008 build.
Anyone understand MS's convoluted licensing scheme better than I?