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Remove / Uninstall CAL (Client Access License) from SBS 2003.

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Short Verson:  I need too remove / unistall CALs from an SBS 2003 install.

Full story: I am an IT consultant for several small companies and I came into a situation where one client had an immediate need for more CALs and I had another client that wasn't currently using all of their purchased CALs.  Since all of the CALs were retail, it was my understanding that it was just fine to transfer CALS around.

The leased CALs are now going back to their original owner and I have purchased and received CALs to replace the leased ones.  No action has been performed since the original transfer.

Now when I look at the licesning module of both SBS installs of each respective client, the CAL license code appears to be activated on each [independent] install.  It's been serveral months, so I don't know if there was an error in the transfer process or I did it incorrectly.

I have not added my new CALs yet because I want to get this first issue straighen up before I complicate the matter with additional licensing.

As near as I can tell the situation can be resolved if I can just find a way to remove the CALs from one of the SBS installs so that everying complies to the licensing agreement.  I've searched around and can't find a way that will work with SBS, does anyone know how?  TIA.
Philip Elder
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