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I'm kinda new to the whole licensing for terminal services. Does anyone know if you can transfer a Server 2008 (not R2) TS 5 CALs 'Open' license to Server 2012?

 

If I just go and buy a new 5 CALs pack, I can install that on any platform right, (including 2012)? Should be about ~$900 AUD right?

 

There's a 120 day amnesty so we'll probably go ahead with 2012 as it is, (downloaded via MSDN, just testing it out in a VM for now to see if it will suffice for our purposes, before putting down any money). We're a very small business but we like to keep abreast of the various OSes because we have to deal with clients that utilise them.

 

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I'm kinda new to the whole licensing for terminal services. Does anyone know if you can transfer a Server 2008 (not R2) TS 5 CALs 'Open' license to Server 2012?

 

If I just go and buy a new 5 CALs pack, I can install that on any platform right, (including 2012)? Should be about ~$900 AUD right?

 

There's a 120 day amnesty so we'll probably go ahead with 2012 as it is, (downloaded via MSDN, just testing it out in a VM for now to see if it will suffice for our purposes, before putting down any money). We're a very small business but we like to keep abreast of the various OSes because we have to deal with clients that utilise them.

 

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The licences we bought for 2003 could work on 2008 but were not supposed to.

 

Hopefully someone can advise you on this as i had an ass of a time tracking down the correct licences to actually use as they don't really advertise them clearly.

 

Make sure you shop around though as i found that the cost for a pack of 5 TS CAL's varied stupidly... like in the range of $500 either way of median.

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Thanks Xen.

 

I tried to get it to take, but didn't have much luck; I actually don't know what the license code is for our 2008 ones, but I know that they're there somewhere, so that was a stumbling block.

 

It might be 'cheaper' to just buy 5 new ones than to spend days on it! I will check prices and ask around.

 

Of course, if anyone does know, please post or PM.

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