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Attach 2008 Terminal Server to a 2003 TS License Server??

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have a client with 3 locations.
All locations are connected by VPNS.

The original home base location is running 2003 STD server with 10 TS Licenses.

We have installed a new 2008 server at location 3.
Can we connect the 2008 license server to the 2003 as office1 and 2 are?
They want to keep using the 10 TS licenses for now shared between the 3 sites
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No you must have a Windows 2008 Server  Terminal Server licensing server to hand out Windows 2008 Server TS CALs. Windows 2003 TS servers CALs are not valid with 2008 TS Servers.

You must purchase 2008 TS CALs and run 2008 TS licensing server. The 2008 TS license server can hand out 2003 TS CALs though


I was afraid of that - so I need to break it to the customer that they would need to have another 5 pack or 10 pack of TS cals added to the 2008 server?
If we upgrade the second office as well that 2008 server can connect to our newly licensed 08 server correct?  Then we are only down to one 2003 server left at location 1
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what would you recommend in this scenario - the users are all sharing the same login - however they are physically working at different pcs at each location
Per Device!


Thanks relicensing
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