Maximum Licenses

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.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
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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