[THIN] Re: Terminal Server License question - Domain function level impact

Many thanks for the info.

To be honest, I didn't expect it to be an issue but it doesn't harm to
check.

Thanks again.

Chris.

2009/2/6 Stefan Timmermans <stefan.timmermans@xxxxxxxxx>

>  Chris,
>
>
>
> I've been sniffing
> http://www.petri.co.il/understanding_function_levels_in_windows_2003_ad.htm
>
> and as I expected no changes of the DFL nor FFL pertain to TS license
> servers.
>
> If you have a workgroup license server, then your TS2003 server need an
> hardcoded entry in the registry to point to your License Server
>
> Otherwise LDAP is used and the DS is queried for your license server.
>
>
>
> As of the handbook of Brian Madden (Terminal Services for micorosoft
> windows server 2003)
>
> If you enable a license policy setting on the license server namely
> Computer settings | adm templates | Windows Components | Terminal Services |
> Licensing
>
> a local group (called Terminal Server computers) will be created on your
> SAM, if the License server is on an DC , the group will be created as an DLG
> (domain local group).
>
> Only members of this group will be granted the option to hand out licenses
> on behalf of their connecting clients.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
>
>
> Stefa Timmermans
>
>
>
>
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>
> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *christopher.walter@xxxxxxx
> *Sent:* donderdag 5 februari 2009 19:54
> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: Terminal Server License question - Domain function
> level impact
>
>
>
> If you are deploying Windows 2003 Terminal servers then you can have any
> Windows 2003 server run your license server.  Just point your Terminal
> servers to the Windows 2003 server for their licenses, then it doesn't
> matter what DFL you are at.
>
>
>
> Chris
>
>
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>
> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Chris Strug
> *Sent:* February 5, 2009 11:45 AM
> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] Terminal Server License question - Domain function level
> impact
>
> Hi guys,
>
> First post to the thin lists so go easy on me! :)
>
> Have a question regards issuing TS licenses and the impact of the DFL of
> the domain.
>
> Currently our domain functional level is at Windows 2000 Native. All our TS
> servers are 2000 and clients are a mix of 2000 and XP.
>
> It's looks as though we're going to be forced to deploy some 2003 TS
> servers in the near future so I'm looking at what we'll need to do in order
> to issue 2003 TSCALs? I'm assuming that the TS License server will have to
> be server 2003 but I'm not sure if the fact that we run a 2000 native DFL
> will make any difference?
>
> In short, can we issue Server 2003 TSCALs from a domain with a functional
> level of Windows 2000 Native or would be have to deploy a 2003 DC and
> upgrade it to 2003 interim DFL first?
>
> Many thanks
>
> Chris.
>
>
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