CAL TSE for Windows Server 2003 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    We have a Windows Server 2003 limited to 2 simultaneous TS access, I'd like to increase that limit but it look like there are no more stores selling TSE license for Windows Server 2003, they have all 2008 license.


    Are they retro-compatible ? Can I simply buy one TSE 2008 license and install it on a 2003 server ?


    Also, will I have to add the terminal server role to my server to be able to add additional license ? At the moment this role is not set, it work fine for TS access but it look like I will have to activate it to add new license ?


    Thank in advance.

    mercredi 10 août 2011 13:00


  • Hello,


    Yes, you "should" buy Remote Desktop Services CAL (RDS is the new name of TSE) for 2008/2008R2 to be able to join TSE 2003.

    As explain here http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/downgrade-rights.aspx (search the word Remote) you can use those CAL with a previous version of RDS (eg: TSE)


    As you can't obtain new product key, you should buy the licence and change your TSE licencing mode to "per user" instead of "per devices" as explained here:


    • Note: As the Per User licensing mode is not enforced, the license server will issue the appropriate version of CAL even if the Group Policy setting is not set. You need to have the appropriate number and version of CALs to be compliant with the Microsoft Software License Terms.


    Netcore PSF SA
    • Marqué comme réponse karnalta jeudi 11 août 2011 07:01
    mercredi 10 août 2011 15:42