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Migrating from terminal services to Remote Desktop Services

Hello Experts:

I am retiring my existing 2003 terminal services server on which I have 50 terminal servers licenses installed. I am purchasing a 2012 server, and understand that terminal services has been replaced by remote desktop services.  My question is -- when I scale and purchase the new server, will I need to also purchase 50 remote desktop services licenses, or can I migrate the licenses from the 2003 server to the 2012 server?  

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Rich
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You will need 2012 windows CALs and 2012 RDS CALs. CALs never grant rights to newer versions than the CAL version.
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Thanks Cliff for your quick reply
 
I have five servers in this environment, the application, phone and web servers are on 2012 and my DC is 2008, with 50 windows CALS.  Since I plan on using the RDS server to connect to the application server(s), will I need both windows and RDS CALS for the new server or can I continue to use the windows cals from the DC?

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Thanks Cliff -- you've been very helpful.