Ho do I check the number of CALs on our Windows Server 2008 DC?

Posted on 2013-09-27
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Also, I plan on making another Windows 2008 server our domain controller (will decommission the current one). Do I need to transfer the CALs to the new DC? How do I do that?

Sorry for being greedy. If I need to upgrade my 2008 CALs to 2012, what's the process?
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The server does not track CALs. You must keep documentation to show you are in a legal state. Which also means you don't transfer CALs between servers.

If you introduce a 2012 server into your network (DC or otherwise) then you must purchase new 2012 CALs and update your documentation. You do not do anything from a technical perspective to install them.


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Take a look at this guide, it get's a bit complicated but should help you get a better understanding - Assessing Windows Server Licensing

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