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Windows 2008 terminal service license server

Hi,

I'm currently playing around with XenApp 5.0 and Windows 2008. Since our environment is still in 2003, the windows terminal service license server is a windows 2003 server.

I have a working windows 2008 server and I do have windows 2008 TS CAL, although I may stick with the temp license for testing purposes.

My question is what happens when I activate the windows 2008 TS License server? Will it disrupt the production CAL allocation process?

Regards,

WA
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tigermattCommented:

The Licensing Server discovery works as detailed in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301932.

Essentially, if the current Licensing Server is a DC and the 2008 licensing server will be a DC, and they are both in the same Active Directory site, you could run into problems.

If that is the case, or otherwise, I would be inclined to set the LicenseServers registry value on all your 2003 Terminal Servers to have it point to the 2003 Licensing Server only: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279561/EN-US/. That will override any other discovery mechanism and force the servers to use the 2003 Licensing Servers.

-Matt
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hpsupportAuthor Commented:
tigermatt,

The current licensing server is the PDC, however the 2008 server is only a test server which will not be a DC. The production TS servers are in the same site as the PDC with the 2008 server being in a different site.

Would I be correct in assuming that this should not cause problems?

WA
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tigermattCommented:

Based on the way by which TS Licensing servers are discovered, that will not be a problem. The PDC Emulator, since it is a DC, will still be used as it is announced in the domain as a TS Licensing Server.

The TS servers will not locate the new TS Licensing Test Box unless they are specifically pointed there by making the registry change.

-Matt
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hpsupportAuthor Commented:
I have activated it and all is well. thanks tigermatt
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