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Remove TS CALs from Server 2008

Posted on 2013-01-24
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WE recently changed our licensing model with Microsoft, and I need to reinstall a bunch of T CALs for Server 2008 (not R2).  In 2008 R2, you can go to RD Licensing Manager > right-click Server > choose Manage Licenses and then remove the CALs.

But in 2008 non-R2, that Manage LIcenses option isn't there.  So how do I get rid of all the current CALs so I can install my new ones?
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by:choward16980
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by:sedberg1
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No, because look at the first screenshot.  It mentions the Manage Licenses option.
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by:choward16980
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So you're trying to remove from R2, corret?  I was confused.

You will need to rebuild the license database:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/is/winserverTS/thread/1bd435d1-7002-47fd-a1f0-38643e2b8023
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by:sedberg1
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I'm trying to remove from 2008.  The 2008 R2 ones are no problem b/c I can use the Manage Licenses option.

This link doens't help b/c it only applies to 2008 R2.
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Found the solution.  You have to do this:

1. Stop TS Licensing Service.
2. Go to c:\windows\system32\lserver\
3. Rename TSLic.edb to TSLic.old.
4. Restart TS Licensing Service.
5. Install new licenses.
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by:sedberg1
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This is the right solution
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