need to change from per user to per device on server 2008r2.

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I had to change a customers server from per user to per device. I returned the old key and need to install the new key. how do I change the server from per user to per device?

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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You buy the appropriate CALs and document it.  There is no setting in Windows you need to change.

(Why would you do a complete change?  You can use both).
Windows 2008 have no more licensing console and licensing services.
You had to control them manually:


I like this solution the best because I am a novice when it comes to the server environment. The link explained it quite well.  thanks to everyone for input.


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