Solved

Windows 2000 Server: Audit Client Licenses tool?

Posted on 2004-08-04
8
225 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hello experts...

I am trying to assist the IT Director in performing a software compliance audit, and every time I look at this it gets more complicated.  We have GASP and will eventually audit all produts...
But for now, I have boiled it down to just "How many computers are connected to our Windows 2000 Server, and what operating system are they using?"

Is there a tool?  I read a lot from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/datacenter/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/datacenter/proddocs/en-us/sag_LICEconcepts_302.asp

but...the information corresponds to Server 2003.  Is there a client license tool for Windows 2000, and if so how do I access it to determine how many computers are on our network and which operating system they use?  Will this require a call to Microsoft?  If this tool exists, would it tell me how many more licenses I have to grow with?

-Jess

p.s. I apologize in advance for my limited understanding of Server 2000 and licensing in general...
0
Comment
Question by:jesselavaca
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jesselavaca
ID: 11720252
Another informative link I found...

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBH/tip3800/rh3886.htm

-Jess
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 11720783
The best utility I have found for this is Languard Security Analyzer..  It is the first thing I run when doing an audit of a clients LAN...

This is free, and will scan your entire network.  It also tells you what holes you have open in the client machines...
 
http://www.gfi.com/downloads/downloads.asp?pid=8&lid=1

FE
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jesselavaca
ID: 11731560
Gave information to IT Director, still waiting to hear back...

-Jess
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 11732242
I have looked for a utility that would audit CAL's, but cannot seem to find one that will work for you..  I do have lots of resources regarding licensing, but none for auditing..    Best way that I know is just to go to your Licensing Manager to find out who is getting the licenses..  
0
Get up to 2TB FREE CLOUD per backup license!

An exclusive Black Friday offer just for Expert Exchange audience! Buy any of our top-rated backup solutions & get up to 2TB free cloud per system! Perform local & cloud backup in the same step, and restore instantly—anytime, anywhere. Grab this deal now before it disappears!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jesselavaca
ID: 11732270
I'll take whatever information I can get...are they links?  software?  ideas?

-Jess
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Fatal_Exception earned 500 total points
ID: 11732304
Here is what I have at hand on my home system, but I more at the office.  Licensing is the most complicated aspect of using MS products.  I attend Technet Events all the time, and when I ask a licensing question, even the MS speakers hesitate to answer and always end up referring me to someone in Redmond...  :)  

Unfortunately, I am going out of town tomorrow to the country, and will not be back until Monday.  I will try to remember to dig around my office computer for anything else I might have on this....

http://windows.about.com/library/weekly/aa010225b.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/volbrief.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/default.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/pricing/model.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/default.mspx
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jesselavaca
ID: 11737070
This is great information, I'm going through it right now...

-Jess
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 11755937
Thanks.. hope you got the info you needed..

FE
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Are you unable to connect or configure Hotmail email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007? Or Outlook.com emails are not downloading to Outlook? Lets’ see the problem and resolve Outlook Connector error syncing folder hierarchy (0x8004102A).
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now