Can Windows Server 2012 replace functionality of Terminal Server 2003

Inherited a dual server setup.  Both were massive Dells, one running Windows Terminal Server 2003 and the other running Windows Server 2003.  The Windows Server 2003 died last year and was replaced with a T110 running Windows Server 2012.  The terminal server is still running, but with its age and EOL for Server 2003, I am curious if I need to upgrade the Terminal Server software to 2012, or can I do the RDC's just using the new Windows Server 2012.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It's unlikely an upgrade is possible (it's NOT directly) and even if indirectly possible it's VERY unwise.

RDS (Remote Desktop Services) is Terminal Services, just renamed.  You should probably migrate as opposed to upgrade) to the newest version.  

(Honestly, your question is a little confusing to me and suggests you're not very familiar with 2012's features and roles).

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RantCanSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
You must make sure that you can operate your Remote Desktop in the new environment with proper licensing. Otherwise it will function for 180 days and then stop. Here is a brief of this:

Generally, your CALs for 2003 will not transfer to 2012 unless they were licensed under Software Assurance.  Check your entitlement under the VLSC to be sure.
Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
Yes Server 2012 and 2012r2 (better) can easily replace the RDP/RDC/RDS functionality that server 2003 provides. Yes it better to build a new RDS server using a fresh installation. And its also necessary to have the correct licensing in place.

Scott Gorcester MCITP
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