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Licenses problem ....

Hi,
I am having trouble adding licenses in Windows Server 2003. Whenever I go to Start, Control Panel and then click on  Licensing I get the following message.  "To add more licenses, use the Add License Wizard in Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server."  I click OK and am not allowed to get into the program. I cannot find an "Add License Wizard" anywhere unless it is referring to terminal services, but I need only to add licenses for local user access.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance.  

I cant see the server management console either. (it is not there)

Any clues, the server is done installing exchange, sql and a bunch of software so please dont say reinstall :-)
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Rant32Commented:
Please be advised that this question has already been asked here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_21832552.html

daxa78, please read http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi262.
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daxa78Author Commented:
I have closed the question now.
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daxa78Author Commented:
Closed the other question because it was in the wrong topic :-)

Please come with some imput i dont want to format the server..
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ZadkinCommented:
If you look at the SBS Server Management console there is a Licensing screen with the Add License wizard.
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daxa78Author Commented:
The SBS Server Management console is not there......
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ZadkinCommented:
Sorry I missed that in the first message.  
So no "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Administration\LaunchConsole.exe"
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daxa78Author Commented:
nope no such folder is there a way i can install it?
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Rant32Commented:
If the Server Management console isn't there, then you probably haven't run the Small Business Server Setup wizard (on the desktop, it's called "Continue setup" or something similar), which also installs management consoles and tools.

You're missing out on a lot of features of SBS by installing all applications manually, instead of using the recommended setup method.
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daxa78Author Commented:
When trying to use the continue setup im unable to continue cus of the server needs sql servicepack 3 but i have installed sp4

So im unable to continue
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ZadkinCommented:
I would reinstall,  as the installation looks already seriously flawed.  Even if the console problem is solved other problems may appear over time.
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Rant32Commented:
Can you look around the SBS compact discs, and find the CD that has the LaunchConsole.exe on it and see if you can simply run the SETUP from that disc.

Can't tell you which disc it is, because MS keeps swapping SBS discs all the time. Sometimes SQL server is on disc 7, the next time it's on disc 4.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
This is a problem I've seen a number of times... it's usually caused by improperly installing Service Pack 1.  Reinstalling SBS SP1 should resolve the problem.

However, if you attempted to install SP1 prior to completing the original setup of your server, you have a faulty install and must completely reinstall  your server.


Jeff
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daxa78Author Commented:
that is what i did and i had to reinstall :-( well well

thank you so much for the info.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Sorry to have been the bearer of bad news... but unfortunately I've seen this happen all too often.

The good thing is that Microsoft's new installers are much more intelligent and are now checking to make sure prerequesites are accomplished before allowing you to go forward.  While these are not used on SBS 2003, they are on SQL 2005 and CRM 3.0. (I haven't seen SBS 2003 R2 yet, but I would suspect that they are there as well).

So, hopefully this kind of thing won't happen much in the future.

Jeff
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