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How do I set Server CALs (Licensing) on Server 2008 R2?

Hi, I am replacing my Server 2003 DC's with Server 2008 R2 DC's.  As I go thru my checklist of things to migrate and such, I have Server CAL's on Server 2003, but I cannot figure out where or how to setup or migrate these CAL's to Server 2008 R2 DC's.  

We have a Microsoft Campus Agreement, since we are educational.

Anyone know how to perform the licensing of Server CAL's for Server 2008 R2?

Thanks in advance.
Windows Server 2008Windows Server 2003IT Administration

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Krzysztof Pytko

8/22/2022 - Mon
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On SBS 2003 CAL's had to be entered. That's not the case anymore with SBS 2011 (which is based on Windows Server 2008 R2).
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Oh, OK.  But when I go to my DC's and look at Control Panel\Licensing, it give me Client Licensing Mode which Product : Windows Server & Per Server: and with a number of concurrent connections (i.e. 90) & I can add more or remove them.

This licensing feature is only seems to be available for my Server 2003 DC's.  If I try to open up licensing on a member Server 2003, it says something about the licensing services are not running.

I don't see anything like that with Server 2008 R2.

Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something and it would cause issues later for me.
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iSiek,
Thanks for the info.  I never even knew that was there and I cannot tell you how many times I have used ADSS for other things.  Wow, cannot believe I have overlooked that for all these years.  LOL

Also, currently, it is a 2003 server that is the licensing computer in this area, but what would happen if I changed it to my main 2008 server DC?  How would I add or enable the Licensing service on the 2008 server?  If it doesn't exist anymore with 2008 server, what would happen to my network, client access to servers, like File servers with Server 2003, etc?  Would the clients stop be able to access these network services?  If so, then I would need to keep a Server 2003 box on my network just for this licensing feature?

Thanks again.
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