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Windows Server 2003 Licensing and Revoking Clients

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I am new to this game so please work with me.  About a year and a half ago, I took over the IT dept. (which is just me) for a small company.  The guy that worked here before me left quite a mess to clean up and had already left before I started the position.  Over the past year, I have been very busy including upgrading over all of our client machines.  I am basically learning as I go.  

I recently noticed that there are error messages in my Event Viewer stating that I am over the number of licenses for Windows Server 2003.  These licenses are setup as Per User or Device.  I am over by 26 licenses.  When I go into Admin Tools - Licensing, selcet the Products View Tab and double click the Windows Server to view the Clients, I notice that many of the clients are "duplicated."  For example, I have the user "ADMIN\ALICE" and "MYDOMAIN\ALICE".  

Is it necessary to have the users from ADMIN or can I just revoke all of the ADMIN\Users?  Why are these ADMIN/Users even listed as using a license? What exactly does revoking do?  Does it just remove their license from Windows Server 2003?

Thanks for all the help!

Chris
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Kini pradeep earned 125 total points
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if its windows licensing then you may disable the license logging service.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824196/
it should not be a small business server.
as long as you have the paper work then no need to run the LLS.
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I read the support link that you provided.  However, I am still curious on why ADMIN\UserName is showing up?

Thanks,

Chris
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