I just took over a server from someone else, and am used to SBS2003 and it's licensing. This one is running server 2003 and is NOT running active directory. THey received 5 user cals from Dell when they bought it.
The administrative tools/license reports that there is no license server available, and the only reference to licensing I can find is under Control Panel/License (which is set to "per user or per device"). Is there a limit to the number of PC's that can connect to the server in this fashion?
I want to advise him correctly regarding licensing, and understand that he will need to purchase licenses for each PC that he connects to the server. But right now he has 21 workstations running perfectly this way without problems!!!!
If I buy 20 additional licenses from MS, do I actually need to put them into the Control Panel/licensing module, or can I just use the honor system to keep it going and inform him that he needs to buy the additional licenses?