We have a 2003 R2 Sp2 (32 bit) Std Server which is about ready to fail. It houses our Teminal Server. I am very hesitant to deactivate it and migrate to another 2K3 server for the following reasons.
1. I am fairly new at this facility and I can not find the volume license for the terminal service. (And based on the screen shot that is attached, I'm not clear on what the "total" is unlimited and "available" is unlimited and under "issued" it says "0")
a. Can I move this server to another machine if I do not have the product and or volume licence info? Or will I have to purchase a new volume license? Terminal Service shows it is a windows 2000 built in server.
2. The machine I want to install the terminal server on is 2k3 r2 sp2 (64 bit). Is the migration possible from a 32 bit to a 64 bit platform?
3. I have read that the Terminal service should be the first thing downloaded on the machine and after this downloading application type server. What are your thoughts on this?
4. Lastly I am trying to migrate the server to virtual machine on VMWare. Are there any special considerations regarding physical to VM migration?
I have the white papers on win2k3 terminal server capacity and scaling and Terminal service Scaling ang performace on 64bit based version of win2k3.