Microsoft Licensing Manager Per Device or Per User Allocation not showing correctly?

Posted on 2008-11-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We habe Windows 2003 server and we have purchased 248 CAL's.

It is saying that 208 are allocated but we know for a fact there is more then that and I have seen a user logged in and accessing network shares and not showing as an allocated CAL. Why would this be? and How can I get the server to get the correct information?
Question by:jpquonce
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    That's because the License Logging Service is notoriously unreliable; in fact, so much so that Microsoft didn't start in W2k3, didn't include it anymore in W2k8, and says that you can safely disable it in most networks:
    Description of the License Logging Service in Windows Server operating systems
    You just need enough CALs to cover the EULA. The CALs themselves are not enforced.
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    That is what I figured... I couldn't find the documentation on it though. thank you very much...

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