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Combining 2003 and 2008 Terminal Services Licenses

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I have an existing Citrix Farm that has Server 2003 as the Xenapp servers and a 2003 domain controller that acts as the session host and terminal services licensing server.  

We have to add a 2008 R2 Server Xenserver and a secondary farm to hold it for Citrix.  We have software assurance for our TS cals so what I need to know is can I use another 2008 R2 server to be the TS license server and seesion host for connections to the new 2008 R2 Xenapp server?

In other words, keep the existing Server 2003 environment going while adding a seperate 2008 Terminal Services environment.
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by:Don S.
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Yes, you can have both terminal services environments going at the same time.  You just cannot combine them in any way.  You need a separate TS 2008 license server and a separate RDS 2008 server.  and you cannot combine the 2003 and 2008 TS CALs.
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Did you mean seperate TS 2003 license server and a RDS 2008 server?   If I get a RDS server activated with Microsoft, will I also need license activation or can I just add them?  I ask because we have a certain amount of licenses with Software Assurance and the 2003 environment is using many of them.
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I mean the TS2003 world and the RDS2008 world are two seperate things.  They both need their own licensing servers and the both need their seperate TS or RDS host servers.  They cannot be comined but the can coexist on the same network.  Software Assurance doesn't really come into play here I don't think unless you mean to upgrade your old TS2003 licenses to 2012 RDS licenses.
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