Microsoft, Server, Windows Server 2003 SBS license question
Posted on 2008-06-25
I have Windows Server 2003 SBS SP2 setup as a DC with 5 CALS that came with 2003 server. There are no other servers on my network. I have 90+ users active in AD. These users are NOT using exchange, TS or any applications on the server. I have 6 shared printers in AD that around 11 users in the home office use to print. The other 80+ users print to local printers that are not listed on the 2003 server, but are on the network via print servers. I use standard TCP/IP ports to print directly to the local printers on the network. We also have a Shared folder on the server that all users can access to save and open files. This is all the server is used for. I had the same situation on a previous server running 2000 server with 140+ users and had no issues.
Since I went live with the 2003 server, I keep getting the following error and warning in the event log. No license was available for DOMAIN\%USERNAME% using product FilePrint. I have read through the MS 2003 SBS licensing and read many forum comments here, and I see no reason why I would be getting this message. 2003 licensing should not be in use for a shared folder or local printers using a TCP/IP port should it? The reason I say that is because many of the usernames I get in the logs are users from branches that do not have access to DC printers. Am I missing something in the licensing? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.