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Hi

We plan to decommision our windows 2003 TS rebiuld and install in a remote site for DR purposes.  
We then plan to roll out a 2008 R2 (virtualised) in our main office replacing the 2003 box.

Is there any basic issues we need to address before we start i.e. licensing the new box on 2003 DC's etc.
many differences between the 2?

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The first concern would be the box used to license a 2008 TS server as far as i know needs to be a 2008 server as the licensing service is a role within 2008.

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/archive/2008/02/15/driver-management-part-1-configuration-manager.aspx wrote:
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yea just read that myself!  No problem we are building a member 2008 box.  Does it need to be a DC though?
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No, the licensing server need not be a DC.
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A general rule i always stick to with TS licensing is version = or higher than the TS server. And as DrUltima suggests it doesn't need to be a DC.
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is the licencing config the same as 2003 (in terms of CALS)
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If you are asking a question like, "If I needed 200 CALS for TS2003 will I need 200 CALS for TS2008?", then yes, but don't just go buy 200 CALs.  If you are upgrading your current environment, you should be able to upgrade your existing CALS at a lower price than getting new ones.

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no, sorry...
i recal 2000 ts licencing was not device or cal based.  2003 was either and had to register the amount of calls.

wondered if 2008 was any different?

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Yes, it is different and it depends on how you will be using it:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/licensing-rds.aspx

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will be reviwing this at a later date...
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