Windows 2003 license Issues

Posted on 2007-03-27
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Recently windows 2003 sbs licenses started to disappear , There are 25 licenses total and once in a while they disappear from the list, and I have to restore them from the backups I made.
any ideas.

Question by:ahm6544
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ID: 18805753
I have never seen this.   Do you authenticate them after you add them?
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ID: 18806525
Any strange messages on the event log?
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ID: 18806588
You have a back-up option there but to disapear... strange
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ID: 18820417
No messages in Eventlog. the licenses have been there for a long time.this just started happening.
Thanks guys

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ID: 18843167
I just saw the same thing on my site.  The only thing in my logs is that i've exceeded the maximum licenses.  
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dan_blagut earned 250 total points
ID: 18843532
Maybe a call to Microsoft Product Support will help.

Author Comment

ID: 18855135
Thanks Guys
MS did a License Database repair

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