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  • Hopefully an easy question for someone out there... If I have purchased RDS CALs for Server 2012 (Open Academic licensing), do the downgrade rights allow me to use these in a Server 2008R2 RDS environment?
    • Edited by JamesLong_23 Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:32 PM Quick Edit,...
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Yes, you may downgrade the RDS CALs to Server 2008 R2.

    -TP

    • Marked as answer by JamesLong_23 Friday, October 19, 2012 8:08 AM
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:01 PM

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  • Hi,

    Yes, you may downgrade the RDS CALs to Server 2008 R2.

    -TP

    • Marked as answer by JamesLong_23 Friday, October 19, 2012 8:08 AM
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:01 PM
  • Thanks very much for your advice - that's great!
    Friday, October 19, 2012 8:10 AM
  • How do you downgrade the rds cal? I can see plenty of indication that it is possible to do it and it's allowed to do it but how do you actually downgraded
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:14 PM
  • Hi Vector330ix,

    Please contact the Clearinghouse to downgrade RDS CALs:

    Locate the Microsoft Clearinghouse Telephone Number for Your Country or Region

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754874(v=ws.10).aspx

    Thanks.

    -TP

    • Proposed as answer by James-Johnson Friday, March 15, 2013 2:25 PM
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:54 PM
  • Hi Vector330ix,

    Please contact the Clearinghouse to downgrade RDS CALs:

    Locate the Microsoft Clearinghouse Telephone Number for Your Country or Region

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754874(v=ws.10).aspx

    Thanks.

    -TP

    This is correct I have just used the link to get instructions on how to activate by telephone and the technician activated my license for me.

    James..

     
    Friday, March 15, 2013 2:27 PM
  • Does this still work in 2014?

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 4:10 AM
  • Yes, but if you have 2012 Open License CALs and looking to activate them on a 2008 Server, do not mention the word DOWNGRADE. I did this a couple times and they told me they couldn't help me. They said they could only downgrade Retail CALs. When I went to activate on the server, I chose Server 2008 User RDS CALs and Telephone registration. I had the license agreement and authorization number handy. You give them the licensing server ID that displays on your server screen and they will give you a key pack for 2008 CALs. It worked as it should for me when I stopped saying the word Downgrade! 
    Friday, September 4, 2015 2:27 AM