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Exchange 2003 licensing information?

Posted on 2006-06-30
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I recently upgraded a windows 2000 server with Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003.  Eventually I will upgrade the OS to 2003.  But for now it's staying as is...

My question is... I upgraded the Exchange server to 2003 without having to enter any of the information from my Software assurance agreement.  Is it going to all the sudden stop working because I haven't entered it.  I have it so I'd like to enter it if need be and I thought it was, but it's running without it  so I don't want to fix something that isn't broke.  I have 130 users if that makes any kind of a difference and the Exchange server is up to date on service packs.

Thanks!
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If you used the volume media then you don't have to enter anything. You only need to enter information if you are using retail editions.

Simon.
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So, just to confirm, it will not track it like it does for my terminal server?  I thought I heard/read that it was a bigger deal with Exchange 2003.

Thanks again!
Brant
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Nope.
For most administrators there are only two things that they have to worry about on licensing - Terminal Services and Small Business Server. No other mainstream product is hard protected by licensing.

Simon.
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Thank you much!
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