License usage monitor

Hi

My SBS 2000 with 30 CAL's is saying this:

"License usage for product SMBServer 5.0 is nearing the maximum number of per server licenses purchased. Consult License Manager from the Administrative Tools folder for more information."

Some times we reach this and i have to shut down some machines to get it working again, i know i am over the limit and I will be upgrading very soon.

Is there a way to view exactly how many licences are in use and for what machines?

When i try to consult "License Manager from the Administrative Tools" it says refer to the SBS Admin Console. Which doesnt have anything i can see about licensing other than "Add Licenses".

Regards
Anthony
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intekraCommented:
How many network devices/users do you have connected to your server?
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PackyourbagsAuthor Commented:
Hi

I have around 50 devices on the network, of which there are around 28 users/staff. The rest are webservers and internal DB machines.

Regards
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PackyourbagsAuthor Commented:
Hi

Does anyone have any further input on this?

Regards
Anthony
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DataliantCommented:
What the he** man! Accepted solution is a question!!! thats BS! Thanks for nothing!
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DataliantCommented:
Administrative Tools / Licensing will allow you to see how many you have installed.
FYI:

Q. Does SBS 2003 R2 provide a mechanism to track and display how many CALs are in use?
 
A. No. The Licenses console displays the total number of CALs that have been activated on the server and maximum number of clients that were connected since the last server restart. This provides a quick indicator as to whether additional CALs should be purchased. It does not provide a real-time license monitor. You will need to maintain records of what you have purchased, and how you have assigned the first 5 CALs that come with the server.
 
Q. Is each CAL tied to a specific user or device?
 
A. Yes. They are not floating licenses and so they must be assigned to specific users or devices. If a user leaves the company or a device is retired, then the CAL can be reassigned
 

Q. Are SBS 2003 R2 CALs concurrent?
 
A. No. SBS 2003 R2 CALs are not concurrent. They are per user or per device only.
 
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PackyourbagsAuthor Commented:
Hi Dataliant

Thanks for getting involved in a question thats quite old. I dont recalled accepting myself as the solution on this one. But as no one joined in and the fact i pay for an unlimited subscription, if your worried about the points they generally mean nothing to me.

Also your other comment is related to SBS 2003 and not my setup of SBS 2000 (Which we are actually not running any longer.).  If you are losing points to others answers in other questions it maybe your answers are not specifically related to question asked.

Thanks for your input though.

Request EE Cleanup.

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