Posted on 2013-06-12
Have a LAN based around a SBS2003 server with Internet access through a Dlink ADSL router. Over last 2 weeks, users have been experiencing difficulty in accessing Internet. Maybe on Monday user 2,5,6,7,8 & 9 will get on ok but not user 1,3,4 & 10. Then on Tuesday it will be a different combination, and so on. General LAN access is ok, only Internet causing issues. Router been replaced and ISP ran line test which came out ok. Now it may be no coincidence that 2 new users have been added recently and today I checked the SBS licensing situation. It's licensed for 10 users but reports 'maximum usage 14' and right enough I'd say with these new users it could well be getting to 13 or 14 at times. I wonder if this could be the cause of the Internet access problem: perhaps the first 10 users trying to get online are ok then SBS says 'hey no more, you're at your licence count!' But thinking against that is would it not deny access to all LAN resources, not just Internet?