Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Finding total TS licenses and CAL Licenses


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 christopherpfinch

christopherpfinch

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:01 AM

Posted 01 September 2015 - 02:48 PM

Hello,

 
We are upgrading some servers to 2012, but keeping our DC on 2008, so we won't have to buy all new licenses. I'm trying to find out:
 
  1. How many CAL's we have on Server 2008 on all of our servers
  2. How many Terminal Services licenses we have on all of our servers

This way I can find out how many licenses we need to purchase.

 

I've tried Googling it, but they are saying I need to install RD licensing manger, and name a server to host it. I was hoping that there was an easier way.

 

If someone could help me find this information, I would be real appreciative.

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

 



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Wand3r3r

Wand3r3r

  • Members
  • 2,027 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:01 AM

Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:45 PM

" but keeping our DC on 2008, so we won't have to buy all new licenses"

That is not how licensing works.  You can't use a 2008 cal on a 2012 server

 

Might want to give this a read

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/client-access-license.aspx

 

Only real way of knowing is talking to your accounting dept and pulling up the invoices of the license purchases.  If volume licenses you can ask Microsoft.

 

Perhaps this will help

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2007/08/27/4594611.aspx



#3 christopherpfinch

christopherpfinch
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:01 AM

Posted 02 September 2015 - 01:09 PM

Hi Wand3r3r,

 

Thank you for the response. Those two links really helped some of the confusion.

 

Would my idea work if we are upgrading our main server to 2012 and then running Terminal Services on a 2008 Virtual Server? 

 

Now our Terminal Services host would be an 08 and our user licenses would be as well. The 2012 Server would only be accessed by IT, which has licenses that come with it. 

 

Once again thanks for your help.



#4 technonymous

technonymous

  • Members
  • 2,474 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:03:01 AM

Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:35 PM

How to genertate a report..https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh553161%28v=ws.10%29.aspx



#5 christopherpfinch

christopherpfinch
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:01 AM

Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the responses!

 

I took Wand3r3's advice and looked through the accounting records. That seemed to be the most reliable way to make sure we were compliant and not using excessive licensing.

 

Thanks!



#6 JohnnyJammer

JohnnyJammer

  • Members
  • 1,117 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:QLD Australia
  • Local time:08:01 PM

Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:00 PM

I tried writing a script and tested on some of my servers but using the WMI but all Paths i used failed, there was a VBS script by the scripting guy on MS website which detailed how many cals you had but even trying his path didnt render any results.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users