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Windows 2008 terminal service license server

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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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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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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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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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I have activated it and all is well. thanks tigermatt
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