Location of licensing server role

tangerine27
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Hi,
I am setting up a single RDS server (WS2008 R2) and wonder if the Licensing Server role can be on the same machine. I do have another WS2008 R2 which is a print server so it could be on that if necessary. At the moment the sole DC is WS2003.
Thanks in advance.
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It can be on the same machine, but I'd advise against it.
A terminal server is basically a powerful workstation, not a server as such. The probability of having to reinstall a terminal server is way higher than a regular server, and it's a lot easier to do so if the licenses don't have to be re-activated by telephoning with the Microsoft Clearinghouse.
The licensing server itself requires basically next to no performance, so the print server should be able to handle that additional "load".
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Leave it with the DC, for easy access(If DNS resids here) and it should not cause any issues.
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Santasi24,
the DC in this case is running W2k3; a W2k3 TS LS doesn't support terminal servers running W2k8 or later.

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Thanks.
Yes I knew that it had to be on a WS2008 machine.
So is the consensus that it would be best on the WS2008 print server?

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Tes I suppose it is.

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