Unable to manage licenses in SBE 2000
Posted on 2003-03-04
I have not installed the applications of Small Business Server yet (and do not want to) and apparently this means I cannot 'manage' licenses. I have a 5 client license pack I want to add to my current base of 5 licenses. I am currently using the Domain Management (Users and Computers) facilities only. I do not want to add the applications (Outlook, SQL, etc.) yet because I am still refining my base configuration (and understanding) and really don't want to be confused by a lot of additional components.
It is clear I will not be able to 'manage' or see the licenses, but I am wondering if I just run the .exe on the Client Add-on Pack, if this will add the client licenses (I am experiencing strange behaviour when I have > than 5 computers online and I suspect it is a license issue).
Alternatively, is there a route to loading the applications but not seeing them or at least are they clearly distinct from my existing Domain Management components (i.e., completely separate management consoles)?