terminal server 2003 at DR site for hurricane

Posted on 2012-08-28
Last Modified: 2012-09-03

I believe my VM server 2003 terminal server uses another server as the license server. My questions are as follows:

1) Can I run the terminal server from the DR site and have up to 25 people remote in while the licensing server is at the office, which may not have power so would be inaccessible?

2) If not, can I move the licenses to the terminal server itself or to another server at the DR site?

Thanks a lot. May need to get this set up quickly due to hurricane.
Question by:rpliner
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    Setting Up a Fault Tolerant License Servers but do not install any licenses, this should work for you

    Choose two host servers for licensing and install all licenses on one license server; do not install any licenses on the backup server. The full server functions as the primary license server and can service all license requests. If the primary license server becomes unavailable, the backup license server can issue 90-day temporary license tokens to clients that need them. When the primary license server is back online, it replaces the temporary license tokens the next time the clients connect.

    See here
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    thanks a lot. I will check this out
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    Thanks again for this. I'm going to install 2008 dc at the DR site and make it a secondary license server. I'm going to post a question regarding everything needed at the dr site to allow users to login to the remote server. I'll post the link here later.

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