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2008 r2 terminal server saying licensing expires in 6 days

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Hi - i'm embarrassed to admit that i don't know the answer to this, as we've installed many terminal servers here before, but am i able to specify the 2008 TS license server for my 2008 R2 TS server?  I've read many web posts saying i can, none that i cannot, however you know how searches sometimes go....

I've tried manually adding the 2008 TS license service under HKLM\System\currentcontrolset\services\termservice\parameters\licenseservers\key w my 2008 lic server

I rebooted, but still get the warning message of impending doom....

I also tried going into the powershell and running a \specifiedlicenseservers> New-Item -Name Servername command, but that returns a "the licensing type is not configured for this license server"

I'm just trying to run a vanilla 2008 r2 server for my citrix services that run on top of it.  I'm not trying to delve into any of the new RDP virtualization options.

Am i just doing this wrong, and 2008 TS lic should work for me, or do i need to install 2008 r2 lic somewhere else?  Are there any options for hosting differing versions of TS lic on the same box?  

Thanks for any help!!
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by:Matt V
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The license keys for 2008 would not work with 2008 R2, you would need to upgrade your license keys to R2 versions or install new R2 licenses as well.
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It would seem this is incorrect.  We found the specify license server section under TS Config (don't know how i missed that the first time around), specified our 2008 TS server, even rebooted, and no messages about lic server expiration anymore.  This TS license server was setup before 2008 r2 was even around, so i'm %100 sure it is a pure 2008 TS license server.

If i look at the license manager on this server, it shows 2008 TS per User Cals installed (no 2008 r2)

Anyone else care to comment on this?

Both citrix and RDP are working on our 2008 r2 server w no license error messages or warnings.
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by:Skyhighguy
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we've had no issues since using the 2008 lic server against 2008 r2 ts server, so i have to assume my answer is correct, albeit differing from what another expert suggested the real answer was
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