Move TS Licensing to a New Server
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
If you want to move TS Licensing from an existing Terminal Services license server to another computer, follow these general steps:
Document the configuration of your existing license server and your TS Licensing environment, including such information as:
The number and type of Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs) that are installed on the license server.
How the terminal servers are configured to discover (contact) the license server.
TS CAL purchase agreement documentation.
Determine the new computer on which you want to install the TS Licensing role service. For more information, see Checklist: TS Licensing Installation Prerequisites.
Install the TS Licensing role service on the new computer. For more information, see Install the TS Licensing Role Service.
Activate the new license server. For more information, see Activate a Terminal Services License Server.
Install the same number and type of TS CALs on the new license server that were installed on the previous license server. To do this, you must call the Microsoft Clearinghouse. When you call the Microsoft Clearinghouse, ensure that you have your TS CAL purchase agreement documentation readily available to facilitate the re-issuance of the TS CALs. For more information, see Locate the Microsoft Clearinghouse Telephone Number for Your Country or Region.
Ensure that the terminal servers in your environment can discover (contact) the new license server. To see which license servers a terminal server can discover, use Licensing Diagnosis in the Terminal Services Configuration tool. For information about Licensing Diagnosis, see the topic "Identify Possible Licensing Problems for the Terminal Server" in the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Configuration Help.
A client that received a TS CAL from the previous license server will continue to operate as normal until its TS CAL expires. When the previously issued TS CAL expires, the terminal server will request a new TS CAL from the new license server on behalf of the client.
After you have confirmed that the terminal servers in your environment can discover (contact) the new license server, deactivate the previous license server. For more information, see Deactivate a Terminal Services License Server.
Uninstall (remove) the TS Licensing role service from the previous license server. For more information, see Uninstall the TS Licensing Role Service.
For more information about moving, upgrading, or migrating to a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services license server, see the Terminal Services page on the Windows Server 2008 TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=73931).