Maximum Licenses

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
What happens if more users connect to the server than there are licenses for? say I have 15 licenses and a 16th user tries to connect.
Question by:Bartley1969
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    Generally, nothing.

    SBS Licensing is not a hard-line thing.  It's rather forgiving.  You should check the licensing usage in the Server Management Console > licensing area to know where you stand.  But it's your responsibility to make sure you have enough CALs.  If you exceed the number of CAL's installed for a short time and a small amount, there is some latitude given.  However, if the condition persists you will start to get blocked connections.

    People generally have a hard time understanding this since it's a computer and its supposed to be exact... but this is one of the niceties of SBS.


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