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novell netware 6.5 - units in use

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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Does anyone know how to make this happen in Novell Netware 6.5 Service Pack Revision 5:

1. user logs in
2. user works for a short time
3. user logs out
4. within 5 minutes, that "unit in use" is freed up for the next person

Our users log in to a kiosk-like machine for a short time, then log out. However, we only have 100 units available (Netware Administrator, Novell+Netware 6 User+650) and I currently must manually remove licenses multiple times per day because we have more than 100 users (but very few people are logged in all day).
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Bill BachPresident and Btrieve Guru
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The issue is that, even when you log out, the login directory (SYS:LOGIN) is left open for some time as a connection.  Here's a link that might offer some help:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243627

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yes, that helps explain things a bit, though I'm not sure how to implement it. Any advice there? If I could implement it at the Kiosk machine, things would work pretty well.
Bill BachPresident and Btrieve Guru
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Is it your code on the kiosk?  Can you just call a VBScript similar to the one listed?  You can call it by shelling out to a command like "cscript scriptname.vbs".
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From Novell's licensing FAQ:


How many license units do I need to purchase?
Determining the number of user access licenses needed is simple. First determine the total number of users that will be accessing the network. Then purchase the equivalent number of user licenses.For example, if you have 112 users all in one context who will be accessing resources on your network, you will need to purchase a minimum of 112 licenses. Since user licenses are sold in quantities of 5, 10, and 25 license units, you will need to purchase at total of a 115 license units

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>>Your best solution is to add more licenses. If that's not an option, then your next best option would probably be to find a way to use some sort of generic login shared by multiple people.
Hmmm....that's a good idea and could work. What happens if multiple unique IP's log into the server with the same Novell username/password at roughly the same time? In other words, can 10 users login to the same MS Terminal Server and authenticate with the same username / password?
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Thank you both. I will continue to use the Licenses in use feature until we decommission Novell Netware from our environment in a few months.
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