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Windows 2008 Terminal Server Licensing

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I have a question and I wonder if anyone can help with it please?

We have 6 x Windows 2008 Terminal Servers, served by a (Windows 2008) license server  - installed on another Domain member server and operating in Forest discovery mode, which all appears to be up and working correctly. We have a bundle Terminal Server 'User' CALs installed.

What Id like to know is: If the License server dies (or just goes offline)
a) will the users who have previously logged in and therefore granted a license continue to be able to log in without the license server being available?
b) will new users be able to log in (I supect not)
c) is there some sort of grace period which allows you time to fix your license server?

Naturally Im concerned that in the event of our license server becoming unavailable we are not stranded with users unable to login in to our Terminal Servers.

Thanks in advance.
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TS cals in server 2008 are not yet enforced, they are tracked(sort of).  So your users will keep on working.
We won't know about any grace period until they start enforcing the user CALs.
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Thanks - sounds like its unchanged from Windows 2003 then.
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