[THIN] Re: Licensing server problem

According to MS, you cannot use a 2000 server to hand out license to 2003
TS's.  You can use a 2003 License server to hand out licenses to 2000 TS's.
In 2000 the license server had to be a DC (although I have seen a reg hack
somewhere, didn't bookmark it, that was supposed to be able to get around
that).  2003 the license server can be on any member server.  

I have a 2000 domain that will have 2003 TS in it.  Everything that I have
searched and asked about it leads me to believe that I can use the 2003
servers in a 2000 domain and place the 2003 license server on a 2003 box.  I
only have 2003 TS's and 2000 DC.  I have seen email and posts from people
who say this is the way they have it setup and it works.  

Does anyone have evidence that it does not work?


-----Original Message-----
From: Webmail [mailto:web@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 9:26 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Let me get this straight...you are saying that if he has other 2000 Terminal
Servers on the domain that he can make a member 2003 server the Licensing
server to control licensing for 2000 TS's? And this will work?

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Cláudio Rodrigues
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 10:59 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem


3rd option: install the 2003 licensing server on the 2003 TS itself.
4th option: install the 2003 licensing server on any 2003 machine and point
the TSs to there.

Cláudio Rodrigues

Microsoft MVP
Windows Technologies - Terminal Server

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ian Dobson
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 2:53 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem

Hmm, so if I'm understanding this correctly my 2 options are 1. upgrade the
PDC to 2003 and install the licensing server on it.
2. Downgrade the terminal server to 2000 and install the licensing server on
the PDC.
both options SUCK! I've always said that licensing just screws over the
honest people.

Can you still buy windows 2000 server?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cláudio Rodrigues" <Claudio.Rodrigues@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 7:13 PM
Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem


> No you cannot. Windows 2000 cannot handle Windows 2003 licenses. Your 
> licensing server MUST be 2003 if your TSs are 2003. 2003 can handle
both
> 2000/2003 TS CALs but this is not true for 2000 LSs.
>
> Cláudio Rodrigues
>
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Technologies - Terminal Server
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Ian Dobson
> Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 7:28 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem
>
> Ok, so If it has to be on the 2000 PDC then can I just uninstall the 
> license server on the 2003 box and install the license server on the 
> PDC and
use
> the same license pack that says for terminal server 2003?
>
> What I'm saying is, do I need to return that cal pack and get a 
> different one?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Webmail" <web@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 4:08 PM
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem
>
>
> > If the domain is a 2003 domain yes..the way I read it is all of his
> other
> > servers are 2000...therefore it is a 2000 PDC domain and the
licensing
> > server must be on the PDC.
> > JK
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of M
> > Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 5:39 PM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem
> >
> >
> > On 2003 it can be on a DC or Member server.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Greg Reese" <GReese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 9:45 PM
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem
> >
> >
> > I thought they changed it on 2003 so that it does not matter whether
> dc or
> > not?
> >
> > Greg
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Webmail [mailto:web@xxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 4:44 PM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: Licensing server problem
> >
> >
> > Licensing needs to be installed on a domain controller.
> > JK
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of Ian Dobson
> > Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 4:17 PM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Licensing server problem
> >
> >
> > Hi, we just installed a windows 2003 server and mistakenly set it up
> as a
> > licensing server and installed the 5 TS cals.
> >
> > Problem is  that I think the licensing server has to be on a
different
> > server in the domain
> >
> > Is there anyway around this problem?
> >
> > Problem is that the other servers are windows 2000, so how do I go
> about
> > relicensing it.
> >
> > and the last question is if the 2003 server was a bdc/terminal
server
> would
> > it work?
> > http://thethin.net/citrixlist.cfm

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