Solved

Can terminal licenses be transferred from Windows server 2003 to SBS 2011?

Posted on 2011-09-23
3
314 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Any ideas any one?
0
Comment
Question by:thecavalry
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
OCDan earned 167 total points
ID: 36585638
In short no, TS CALs are specific to the OS.
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:aoakeley
aoakeley earned 167 total points
ID: 36585719
OCDAN is correct, but your question is also ambiguous.

- TS2003 CALS can not be transferred to SBS2011, as SBS2011 cannot be a terminal server in itself. therefore no version of TS CALS can be transferred to SBS2011
- if you maintain your 2003 TS in the SBS2011 domain you can continue to use your 2003 TS CALS
- if you upgrade to Remote Desktop Server 2008 or 2008R2 you cannot continue to use your 2003 CALS

0
 
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
Larry Struckmeyer MVP earned 166 total points
ID: 36587223
Agreeing with aoakeley and adding an exception for TS cals that were purchased during the era that they were avialble for newer versions and "downgraded".  IIRC, such downgraded CALs are usuable on the version of Windows they were purchased for.  Hence if you purchased TS CALS for Windows Server 2008 and used them on Server 2003, you can still use them on Server 2008, but NOT Server 2008 R2.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
Know what services you can and cannot, should and should not combine on your server.
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question