Can Windows Server 2008 CALs be upgraded to 2012?

Looking to upgrade my domain controller and active directory.
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Upgrades of the domain functional level to Windows Server 2012 are simplified; it can be performed entirely in Server Manager.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
CALs are pieces of paper that grant you legal rights. They aren't "upgraded" or "downgraded" ...they simply exist.

With that said, if you have 2008 CALs and introduce a 2012 server, you need to buy 2012 CALs. You don't have to "do" anything except document who or what you've assigned the CALs to for legal reasons. There is no upgrade "process." Nor is there upgrade pricing. You just buy new CALs and document.


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