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How to install purshased CALs into windows 2003

I have purshased 2003 enterprise and a seperate CALs, witch i recieaved in a sealed envolop, there is a document with a taking number on it, so I did not know how to install those into my server, please help, in booooooring details please....!!!!
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Darius GhassemCommented:
In 2003 you need to go into the Control Panel then find licensing this is where you can enter the CALs in.
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oBdACommented:
Assuming we're talking normal Server CALs here: the License Logging Service is (for a good reason, see link below) disabled by default in Server 2003, and is not included in W2k8 anymore; there is no need to enter these CALs anywhere (except to file them in your documentation should you be audited).
Description of the License Logging Service in Windows Server operating systems
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824196
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oBdACommented:
You never returned to provide more details about which type of CALs you've bought, or what you've tried so far.
Again: if you're talking about regular Client Access Licenses for Server 2003, there is no need to install these CALs anywhere. Server 2003 CALs are not enforced, you only need to have enough to fulfill the EULA.
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oBdACommented:
Only in a standard NT4/Windows 2000 environment, dariusg's answer would have been correct (if the LLS were still running).
In a standard W2k3 environment (which seems to be the case here according to the initial posting), with the LLS disabled, there is no way to add CALs, as described in http://#a22996437.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
oBdA,

In 2003 the licensing module is still within the control panel in 2008 it has been fully removed.
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oBdACommented:
The main point in my comment above (and whether you can see Licensing in control panel is of no importance for that) is that you can't add CALs if the LLS is disabled, full stop.
More details, even though we're talking about a completely obsolete technology here:
- If the machine is in "Per Server" licensing mode (which only makes sense for a single workgroup server), then you would indeed be using the Licensing in Control Panel. But this requires that the LLS is actually running (which, for the reasons Microsoft states above, is not the case in W2k3).
- If the machine is in "Per Seat" licensing mode (which should be the case if it's a DC or domain member), then you can't use the Licensing in Control Panel to add licenses, you'll have to use the Licensing management program from the Administrative Tools in the start menu. And, as before, this requires that the LLS (in this case on the DC with the license server role) is actually running.
For your answer to have been 'correct' for W2k3, you'd first have to explicitly mention that the LLS has to be started to begin with; depending on the best licensing mode, this might even require starting the LLS on (and finding) the DC with the license server role. You'd then have to explain the difference between the licensing modes, and asking for more input about which licensing mode is actually best for mambino (though "Per Server" is rarely the best choice -- and that's the only way you explained in your comment). Finally, you'd have to explain which licensing tool to use, depending on the licensing type.
Even with all of this, it would still be debatable whether activating a service that Microsoft qualifies as unreliable and has intentionally disabled can be considered "correct" (especially considering that "Buy enough licenses, file them, you're set." will do the trick).

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Darius GhassemCommented:
oBdA,

I get what you are saying about the Licensing and my answer not fully explaining. I agree with you fully on that. I don't think my answer was a good one for this question.  My question is about the LLS being disabled in 2003? Maybe I'm miss understanding you. What do you mean by LLS?
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oBdACommented:
Just the License Logging Service. The tools for configuring the licensing mode and the licenses are still available, even if the LLS is disabled.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Gottcha. I see what you are saying now.
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