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Adding 5 CAL to Windows Server 2003 SBE

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I am currently trying to install a 5 cal upgrade. When i go to licensing under the control panel or administrative tools it tells me to use the add license wizard. This isn't included anything i have recieved with the purchase of the CAL's or the OS. I've read a few places the liceses are suppose to come on a floppy disk. These arrived with a 25 digit key code and no floppy disk. Is this my problem.

I'm on a very small time frame and have searched everything i can find on the net..
PLEASE HELP!!!!!
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Question by:NickUA
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by:What90
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This should get you going:

Q. Does Windows Small Business Server 2003 use floppy disks to activate new CALs, like previous versions did?
 
A. Windows Small Business Server 2003 does not use floppy disks to distribute or install CALs. CALs are now activated over the Internet using unique activation codes, similar to how Terminal Services CALs are purchased and installed. As an alternative, you can call a local telephone number to activate CALs.
 
Q. My server does not have a connection to the Internet. How can I activate the CALs that I purchased?
 
A. Run the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Add Licenses Wizard, and choose to activate your CALs by calling a local telephone number.
 
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/techinfo/overview/generalfaq.mspx
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by:Netman66
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What90 is correct - the serial key unlocks the correct number of licenses.  

You'll find the Add License Wizard in the To Do list.

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by:haleywilson
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You may have received a license notification from Microsoft that has information like an Authorization number and a license number but not the serial key.  If this is the case, you will need to go to Microsoft's eOpen site (https://eopen.microsoft.com/en/default.asp) to get your serial key.  Not really sure why Microsoft makes you go this extra step to get your serial key, but never the less I've had to do it.

Haley
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by:NickUA
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getting the keys and what not isn't my problem, the problem is i can't find where to enter them into at all...  any suggestions?
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Open Server managment, click on Licensing.  On the right hand pane is an arrow icon with Add Licences - this will launch the wizard.

Alternatively you can run "C:\Program Files\Windows for Small Business Server\Licensing\Activation.exe"

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Run the Add License Wizard in the To Do list or in Admin tools - licences as per the links above.
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