2008 Terminal Service Licensing with 2003
Posted on 2009-06-30
Short Question: How can I stop the 2008 TS License server from answering 2003/XP CAL requests?
It has come to my attention, by Microsoft, that 2003 TS Licenses cannot grant 2008 Servers a CAL. So, I have to spin up a 2008 TS License server to answer the 2008 Server requests. Also, 2008 CALs can be used for 2003/XP requests, BUT one cannot transfer 2003/XP Licenses to the 2008 Server, you have to repurchase 2008 CALs. We don't want to do that.
So, I have two TS Licensing Servers, one 2003 (with lots of CALs) and one 2008 (I just activated but have not loaded any CALs). I want the 2008 to only answer 2008 requests and all other requests go to the 2003 TS License server. However, I have some XP machines checking into my 2008 server and checking out Temporary CALs even though I have free licenses on my 2003 Server. But when I do, 2008 CALs work with 2003/XP and therefore would be granted to the XP machines. I want the XP machines to request from the 2003 server. How can I stop the 2008 TS License server from answering 2003/XP CAL requests?