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Recently I setup a new Windows 2003 Server V2 for a small office.  When I purchased the server I assumed that there would be only 5 users.  There will actually be 7 users however.  When I set the server up, I specified "5 concurrent connection" licensing.  I don't understand concurrent because presumably all of the PCs would be connected to the domain at the same time.

Is there a way that I can make this work since two or three of the PCs are going to be used in frequently?  Can I buy two more Windows 2003 cals and where would I buy them?  Thankyou in advance for your help.  - G
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There are 2 licensing methods, per user and, per device. If you are using per user mode you should have 1 CAL for each user, but it is actually concurrent or simultaneous connections, i.e users that are actively connected/logged on to the server. If you never have more than 5 users connected at a time you should be fine.
To buy CAL's you can do so on-line (such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16837116155 ), or find a local Microsoft dealer in your area and they can arrange it for you by e-mail. They are usually sold in multiples of 5.
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As long as this isn't SBS, then there is no hard requirement for CALs in Windows.
Microsoft operates on the honour system for CALs, so you just need to ensure that you have enough CALs for your environment. If you have enabled the license logging service, simply disable it and get on with your day. It is a buggy piece of junk that proves nothing.

I normally license CALs in per seat, where seat = number of computers.

Simon.
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Thankyou.
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Thanks ggordon777,
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