License warning message - nearing the maximum purchased
Posted on 2004-10-12
I'm running Windows 2000 Server SP4, and I get this message every so often:
Warning: License usage for a product licensed in per server mode is nearing the maximum number of licenses purchased. Consult the Application event log or License Manager from the Administrative Tools folder for more information.
Now, we have purchased 5 CALs and we have 5 clients. Upon going to the Licensing manager, I find no options to disable the warning. I got tired of looking at it, so I tossed 5 homemade licenses into the pool to get it to shut up.
Now, I'm getting it again. Although I've added no more clients, my license usage shows 9 out of 10. I've read some MS docs that stated there were issues with the clients not releasing licenses and also with them using multiple licenses with mapped drives (each of my clients have 2 mapped drives). But the article stated the latest SP would resolve this, which it has not.
Suggestions? I hate to keep feeding it bogus licenses. Surely there's a legitimate way.