Small Business Server 2003 Licenses question
Posted on 2009-04-27
I just completed a migration of an older SBS 2003 to new hardware using SBS 2003 R2.
As we all know, Small Business Server 2003 comes with 5 CALs automatically.
My older SBS 3003 had 20 additional CAL's purchased (by the customer's old tech).
Upon completing my migration, I attempted to transfer the licenses to the new server (not the 5 - the extra 20 the customer purchased).
While I did get a backup of the licenses, I could not transfer them. Upon trying to restore the licenses I just backed up, I would get errors and the new SBS 2003 would not allow me to restore the licenses.
Now on my new server, I constantly get the license warning dialog box saying I went over my usage limit (which is expected, since I have about 22 users, but only 5 licenses).
Any suggestions on getting the already-paid-for licenses off the old the server so I can get them on the new server?