Moving a Win2K Terminal Licensing server?

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I would like to know if anybody here has moved a Win2K Lic. Server to a different server on same domain? I would like to know what all is involved and if you had any problems doing it? Our Lic. Is on a member server and not on an ADS server yet. Thank you for your time and help in this matter.

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honestly, i havent had to move terminal licensing server from one pc to another. however, i know how i would approach the problem. but im curious about the situation. why do you need to move it? where do you want to move the services to? a domain controller? or another member server elsewhere in the domain?

first, if the point was to move licensing services to a domain controller, i would consider upgrading the server from a member server to a domain controller and leave the licensing services where it is. secondly, you can back up the licensing services data, and then presumably restore it to another server that had licensing services installed. Like i said, this is all theoretical knowledge. i know how to do this, but havent ever done it yet. i feel pretty confident about this information, but go cautiously. that is some expensive information!!!

When backing up a license server, back up both the System State data and the folder in which the license server is installed. This ensures that data in both the registry and the license server database is backed up.

If you restore the System State data and the database to the same license server computer, any unissued licenses are restored correctly as long as you have not replaced the operating system on the computer. If you do not restore to the same computer, any unissued licenses that are detected are not restored and an event will appear in the system log of Event Viewer. You can still restore the unissued licenses by contacting your Customer Support Center (CSC) by phone and requesting that the licenses be reissued.


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hey, dude, whatsa problem, did you forget how you did the first server? do the other the same way (shut the first one down though before setting up the other), as easy as that... heh

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hey dude, its a lot of work to do it like that. there is also a ton of pressure when involved with licensing and keeping services running smoothly. ever done it smart guy?

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Thank you for your comments; I have already moved the term lic. Server. There is a first for everything I just wanted to know if there would be problems. Everything I do in win2k is new for me. I have moved it but Monday is not here it and that will be the real test. Again thanks for your reply to my post and I hope this helps out others.

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i can change a couple of things in TS that the whole US would be able to connect without any terminal licence needed at all (its not legal practice, we were just testing it, not recomended by MS ;) so, yeah, i played with it... smart guy!

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