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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.
One of my MS Colleagues here at work was trying to get his head around how to deal with the TSCAL's when upgrading the AD to 2003, and to be fair this also involves upgrading the Hardware. They were looking at a rather complex process involving a system state restore on new Hardware etc. making sure that the FSMO was moved off the same server as the TSCAL Licensing.......  all in all it started to get pretty messy
 
Essentially be aware that under 2000 - 2000 TSCAL Licensing Service needs to be on a DC, but on 2003 it no longer needs to be on a DC, it can be any 2003 Server - but it must be a 2003 Server. Does that make sense?
 
So what I have done in the past is this:
Backing up of TS Licensing Service
Go to C:\WINNT\system32\LServer and back up the *TLSLic.edb* file, move to another Server that you have installed TSLicencing on, then ring "MS Activation" and Activate the Server. Then at least you get to keep a reference of all the Clients that have the License........ ;-)
 
Then (depending on the OS you are using?) you can hard code the TS Licensing Server to bypass the discovery process
Under 2003 this should do the trick?
This is a quick FAQ from Thomas on TS Licensing
And for the Full and Complete info on everything to do with TS Licensing, along with flow diagrams of how the Discovery process works in both 2000 and 2003 flavors best to refer to Brian Madden's Article here:
Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2005 12:29 PM Citrix , IT Management , Microsoft Tips | Back to top


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