SBS 2003 Device Access
Posted on 2011-09-16
I have a client that has SBS 2K3 Std R2. For financial reasons, they can't upgrade. Regardless, 2K3 runs fine for them at the moment. Before I was hired as a consultant to help them with several things, this server was installed. And, although several accounts were created, 1 'general' one was created for a handful of users to use. We'll call this user "user1".
Question - I think 7 or 8 of the 11 PCs are logged into the domain with the "user1" account. Printers are installed on the SBS server so users can access the printers they have over the network. A couple users that have logged in with "user1" are getting 'Access Denied' message in the Printers window, instead of "Ready" as some of the other users are. Why is this, exactly? I just installed a CAL llcense that upgraded them from 5 (default) CALs to 10 total CALs, so I'm not sure what the issue could be (they have 8 users total). My only guess is that 1 user cannot access the server more than "x" amount (I assume 5 connections per user?). But, I'm not sure. I did create separate accounts for everyone and suggested they log in with their own account to see if that would resolve the printer connection issue. But, I wanted to see if my assumption on the error is correct. Anyone know why this happens? Any documentation that says how many simultaneous connections a user can have, and if that's exceeded, Client Access to devices will be 'denied'?
Thanks a bunch!