allow additional logins until my license arrives

Does anyone know if there is a way to let addional people login for a grace period until a add on pack arrives.

Basically customer has new starters on Monday but the 5 cal add on packs are out of stock everywhere. is there a way round it until the license arrives.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Not really... however... the licensing on SBS is mushy... check to see how many logins it's currently recognizing (Server Management Console > Licensing).

Most likely it'll let you go over by a few... 7 or 8 total without caughing much at all for at least a week or two.  It's just friendly that way.

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jss1199Commented:
Hi supportsoft,

What TechSoEasy said... Plus, VioSoftware has 5-pack CALs ready to ship....http://www.viosoftware.com/Small+Business+Server+2003/
Good luck,
jss
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
And I'm not sure what country you are in, but Provantage is always a good source for getting things right away at a great price:  http://www.provantage.com/microsoft-t74-00002~7MCSB09P.htm

They show 247 5-CAL packs in stock.

Jeff
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
VioSoft's price is much better than ProVantages... just be sure to get the T74-00002 SKU.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
supportsoftAuthor Commented:
Its not getting the software thats a problem, Its allowing these people to login monday morning.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Well, I've already addressed that... but your comment, "add on packs are out of stock everywhere" doesn't seem to be true.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
supportsoftAuthor Commented:
no they are out of stock from all the suppliers I checked (prior to this question). I have new starters on monday, but the packs in the uK wouldnt arrive until tuesday. I have already ordered them and paid for them on Wednesday, in the hope they would arrive by Friday. So ordering them elsewhere wouldnt improve my situation and the suppliers I checked (today) are out of stock, as I considered cancelling my currwent order and then reordering elsewhwere only to find they were out of stock everywhere. I am just hoping my current order arrives Monday.

I am not based in the states. Hence the links provided can't help me.
supportsoftAuthor Commented:
i was asking the question to see if there was a grace period. Where you could go over over limit for a few days.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
and that has been answered for you in my very first comment.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
supportsoftAuthor Commented:
Yes I agree, Thanks Jeff.
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