Server 2012 : Downgrade Path to 2003 Server


  • Hi,

    We have MS-Windows 2003 Server on which we have installed and configured Terminal Server for 50 users, now we want to add more 30 users to use this terminal server for that if i purchase license for 30 remote desktop license then i will get license for Windows 2012 server so can i use this 30 remote desktop license on my existing Windows 2003 Server?

    If anyone has downgrade path license information, please share.

    Waiting for reply.


    Arjun V.

    Friday, March 08, 2013 7:18 AM


  • Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2 CALs will be backwards compatible for Server 2003. The downside is that you will need to host the new licenses on a Server 2012 or Server 2008 R2 license server.


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5

    Friday, March 08, 2013 1:28 PM