Windows Server 2000 Licensing


I have Windows 2000 Server using per server licensing (I think). I am trying to add a further 10 CALs and have proceeded as follows:-

Start-Programs -admin tools-licensing. Click License-New License. Click down drop down box, Select Windows Server, Then add a quantity of 10 and click OK but the Licensing Window freezes at this point. The Task Manager indicates that the licensing application is not responding. I'm lost as to what the problem is. Anyone and ideas? Thanks
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Hi stephenbeavan,

hmm do you get the same problem in safe mode?

what does the event viewer say at the time of crash?

tried sfc /scannow?

stephenbeavanAuthor Commented:
Hi Jay_Jay70

I'm tried to use Safe mode but I don't think I't allows me to run the License Manager
in Safe Mode.

There is no entry created in the event log when the attempt to add licences becomes
non-responsive but I do get the following application event message periodically
"License usage for product SMB server 5.0 is nearing the maximum of per
server licenses purchased. Consult license manager from the administrative tools
folder for more information"

I'll try sfc /scannow and see if it helps

Thanks Jay_Jay70
hmm very odd, ill have a look and see if i can find anything else, do any of the admin tools crash at all?

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stephenbeavanAuthor Commented:
No they all work fine insofar I would use them. I have tried sfc /scannow but it goes through fine without reporting any errors. Thanks Again
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Make sure you are adding the licences to the correct domain controller.
stephenbeavanAuthor Commented:
Thanks 1stITMAN
 Its a very basic network with only 12 XP Workstations and 1 Server (PDC)
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Pls call Micrososft regarding this issye it maybe a licence key issue.
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