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How to Transfer Licenses from one TS (2003) to a new one?

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  • How to Transfer Licenses from one TS (2003) to a new one?

    Sorry if this has been addressed already, but I searched for over an hour and couldn't find anything. Here's the deal:

    We have a Terminal Server on Server 2003 with the appropriate Licenses. We are moving the TS functionality to a newer (and better) Server 2003 and we want to transfer the old licenses to the new server. The old one is going away, so it's not like we are trying to duplicate anything here, just move it. Any Ideas? (Microsoft isn't too helpful with this one). Thanks a Million!!!

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    Re: How to Transfer Licenses from one TS (2003) to a new one?

    Did you review:

    How do I move my licenses from one licensing server to another?

    A. You should back up your Terminal Services Licensing server regularly by using the Windows Backup tool or something similar. Regular backups will help protect your licensing data from accidental loss if your system experiences hardware or storage failure.

    When backing up a Terminal Server Licensing server, back up both the system state data and the folder in which the Terminal Server Licensing server is installed. This step ensures that data in both the registry and the Terminal Services licensing server database is backed up.

    If you restore the system state data and the database to the original Terminal Services licensing server computer, any unissued licenses are restored correctly as long as you have not replaced the operating system on the computer. Otherwise, any unissued licenses are not restored, and an event will appear in the system log providing the unissued count.

    You can still restore the unissued licenses by using the TS License Manager tool with the Telephone activation mechanism, and requesting the licenses back. You can switch to the Telephone mechanism by right clicking on the server in TS License Manager, and then selecting properties from the menu.
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

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