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Window 2000 Server Licensing Problem - Per Seat / Per Server -

On a Windows 2000 Server:

"Licensing" in the control panel shows that the licensing mode is "Per Server" for 20 connections.

"Licensing" in Administrative Tools also shows 20 Per Server Licenses purchased, but also shows that we have 92 Per Seat Allocated, with all 92 out of compliance.  

We only have about 10 internal computers, but we have lots of accounts that connect from remote sites through a Citrix server, but there is rarely more than 1 or 2 remote clients connected.   20 Per Server licenses is more than enough for total  "conncurrent connections".

From the Event Viewer:
""The product Windows Server is out of licenses.  Use License Manager from the Administrative Tools folder for more information on which users are out of compliance and how many licenses should be purchased""

My Question:  When it says it's in "Per Server" License mode, why is it complaining about "Per Seat" accounts ?

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As long as this is not Small Business Edition, turn off the licensing service. It is a piece of junk that just gets in the way - doing things like you have seen.
In the event of an audit the number in that tool will not matter one bit as it doesn't prove you own the licenses.

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