License event item in SBS 2003 with windows 2000 DC

Posted on 2005-03-20
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I believe the out of licenses entry in event viewer I am getting in SBS 2003 is coming from the recently installed win2k server that is a DC in the SBS 2003 domain. I have confirmed that there are 20 SBS client licenses installed on the SBS server. There are 16 workstations in this network. It is my understanding that any additional DC servers will use a SBS client license. I installed the Win2k DC with standard (per seat) licensing mode.

Since the SBS 2003 server is per server licensing, should I change the licensing mode for the win2k DC server to be per server as well? I imagine I will have purchase additional licensing.
Question by:optimusone
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 200 total points
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Per Seat mode for the Win2k server is correct (see: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;327644).  Do you have any other devices connected to your network?  (ie, printers?)  If they are designated as network devices, then they require a CAL.

Also, make sure that you've configured the proper licenses on the Win2K server to equal that of the SBS.  See the "Configure client access licenses on an additional server" section in the above KB article for more info.

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Jeff - Thanks. I followed the instructions as indicated in the article. The license manager does not show licenses installed after I add 20 (the amount of CALs the SBS has). I imagine I need to wait for license replication to occur? In my past experience - when licenses are configured, unlicenses access turns to licensed access. Not the case here.


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