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2008 R2 RDS licensing server managing 2003 R2 TS cals

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We recently purchased some 2008 R2 RDS cals that we are going to be using to implement a new xenapp farm running on 2008 R2.

However in the meantime we are still running our old 2003 R2 citrix farm that uses TS cals. I would like to switch the license server from the old TS cal server to the new 2008 RDS cal license server.

From what I have read the 2008 R2 cals should be able to be used on the older clients. I have not however seen any instructions for pointing the old TS server to the new RDS licensing server.

I have seen the articles about migrating the CALS etc but we are not going that route. We are simply looking to leave the old TS cals behind and point to the new RDS license server for our 2003 TS servers.

When I open the TS licensing on  the 2003 Citrix server it automatically locates the old license server but I would like to make it so that it looks to the new RDS server instead.
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on your current 2003 Servers go to terminal server licensing

Right Click on "all servers"

Click connect and connect to your new Server 2008 Terminal Server.

on a side note you cant migrate your current terminal server licenses to server 2008 if you don't have software assurance.

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Yea our issue with the old licenses is that they were put in place prior to any of the existing members of the IT dept now. Trying to transfer them using the MS clearing house they want the original paperwork/order number/agreement and we simply cant find it.

I think I changed the license server but in a different way. I went to terminal services configuration and instead of selecting automatic I manually specified the server to use.

This should achieve the same result you mentioned above correct?
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Not 100% sure, never did it that way.

You should be able to confirm the servers that are connected on your 2008 R2 box.

Also, you need to confirm the following in Active Directory Sites and Services..

Click on the site which contains the licensing server. If you have installed a TS licensing server then you should see an entry for it. (TS Licensing is separate to Domain Licensing). You can edit the computer name which the domain should look to.

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