[THIN] Re: Moving a Win 2012 RDS License server

  • From: Michael Leone <oozerdude@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, ntsysadm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:06:10 -0500

I did find the Licensing Manager. I had to click on the 'All Apps" to
get it to show up. I didn't see it when I went directly to
Administrative Tools.

I hate that stupid Metro interface, especially on a server.

Anyway, I think I can find my way through this now. Hopefully, anyway. :-)

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Michael Leone <oozerdude@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I activated a Win 2012 RDS licensing server on a testing box. Now I
> need to move that license server to a production box. (I can't
> guarantee that the testing box will stay around forever). All the MS
> documentation I've found is for Win 2008 R2. It states to activate the
> new server, then migrate the CALs over. Of course, the command to do
> that doesn't exist in 2012 apparently.
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd851591.aspx
> Migrate Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses by Using the
> Automatic Connection Method
> "To open Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, click Start, point to
> Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click
> Remote Desktop Licensing Manager."
> (this is the biggest problem I have with 2012 - almost all of the MS
> documentation that I search applies to 2008 R2, and is not applicable
> to 2012)
> Then, after the CALs are migrated, de-activate the old server, and
> uninstall that feature.
> Does anyone have a link to a step-by-step on how to move from one
> server to another, but using 2012? I haven't found one yet, and I need
> to activate the new licensing server within the next few weeks.
> Do I just remove the license service on the testing box, and then try
> and activate it on the production box? I don't see a way to migrate
> licenses at all on the 2012 boxes.
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