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Need to transfer terminal server licensing from 2k3 to 2k8r2 box

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Hello all,

We are currently have our terminal server licensing on an old Windows 2003 box. We'd like to migrate that licensing to a newer Windows 2008 R2 box.

After googling a bit, I can't say I'm 100% confident i know the correct steps to follow.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

thank you,
rudy

PS: when we shutdown the win2k3 box (mentioned above), users can no longer remote desktop into a 2nd win2k3 box we have. Simply stating this to illustrate the symptom we are experiencing.
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I know there is something dumb, that i'm simply not doing right, but I'm already having trouble in Step 1.3

"Activate the server by right-clicking on the server name under the ‘All servers’ node in the left pane and selecting ‘Activate Server’. The Activate Server Wizard will open."

I'm on the console of the 2k8r2 box. Start -> Run -> licmgr.exe -> OK.

So far, so good.

As soon as the RD Lic Mgr comes up, i get:

"RD Lic Mgr could not connect to the license server. Check the following: 1. The Remote desktop licensing service is started on the the license server. 2. your cred have sufficient privileges on the license server."

So my dumb question, is there a role i should've installed first? I didn't see anything about that in the link provided.
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You need to install RDS if you don't have RDS installed then you will not be able to connect to it. Check in your Admin Tools see if you have RDS installed and have RDS licensing server listed there.
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