troubleshooting Question

Are VPN clients disconnected when SBS licenses exceeded?

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I have an SBS 2003 server with 10 CALs. We've been exceeding our licenses with VPN users for some time now. The worst that has happened is that an annoying message keeps coming up on the server indicating that licenses are being exceeded.

Lately we've had problems at a particular remote site, where everybody connects to the SBS server via VPN. They're being disconnected from the server every few minutes. I've been having one heck of a time troubleshooting this problem, and have been suspecting that it's a licensing issue. What I'm suspecting is that only going over the 10 licenses by 2 or 3 users only results in error messages on the server, but that going over by 5 (the license service on the server shows maximum license usage at 15), users are getting kicked off, starting with VPN clients.

Could that be the case? Before recommending that we buy a bunch more licenses, I want to make sure.

Thanks in advance.

Murat Raymond

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