Exchange 2007 License showing up as Exchange 2003 License

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have installed Exchange 2007 running on Sever 2003 Enterprise 64bit R2. I went to licensing on the server and the only option for exchange is to add exchange 2003 license. Is this normal? or should I have an option to select Exchange 2007?
Question by:cbossert
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    Expert Comment

    you should use the powershell to add the licsense:

    Author Comment

    Thank you for your response, I should have been more clear. When I finished installing Exchange 2007 I did what you suggested above at that time.

    I was not refering to the product key (cd key) but rather to the per device/per user license. If I go to administrative tools then licensing and go to add a new license for exchange, I only have the option to select Microsoft BackOffice, Microsoft Exchange 2003, or Windows Server.
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    Accepted Solution

    I C, yes this would be the only availbale options

    Author Comment

    So this is normal to see the 2003 Exchange option instead of 2007 Exchange? I guess maybe 2003 server is not "aware" of 2007
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    Assisted Solution

    The licensing applet in Windows Server 2003 is a pile of junk. Ignore it and stop and disable the service. It only gets in the way. I actually group policy the disable of the service so that it doesn't cause problems with new servers.

    You can put whatever number you like in to the tool - it doesn't prove anything. The only licensing tools that you have to worry about are terminal services and the tools in SBS.


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