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By patrick ·
I have two novell servers, and am retiring one of them which has a 100 users license. I would like to add this license to my other novell server and have the users all login to this machine which currently has a 50 users license. Is this posssible and what are my option?

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by TTate In reply to Move Novell license?

What version of Netware is this? Versions before NW 4.X (i.e. 3.1X) required a SERVER.EXE file that "hardcoded" the number of users, so if the version is prior to 4.X then the licenses are not additive. If your servers are NW 4.X, then you should beable to move the data from the retiring server to the active server, perform the required DSMAINT steps to remove the server from the tree, take down the retiring server, and install the 100-user license disk into the active server. NW 5 requires a different procedure yet.

Hope this helps!

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by don_brill In reply to Move Novell license?

As previously mentioned, forget it in the 3.X world. I'd do a couple of things differently for 4.11 and 5.0. First, ensure that the remaining server has the master replica of you NDS partition (NDSMGR32.EXE from a workstation make be easier to figure out if you're not familiar with DSMAINT). TO remove the server from the tree, you load INSTALL (for 4.11) or NWCONFIG (for NetWare 5) and remove NDS, which will cleanly remove the server from the tree without messing with DSMAINT. Once NDS is removed, down the server and take the license disk to the remaining server. For 4.11, load INSTALL and add the license. NetWare 5 is more of a hassle, but a way to add the additional seats is via NWCONFIG. You may want to consider merely removing the license from the box to be retired, but leave it on-line in order to provide fault-tolerance for your NDS tree.

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by Brian M In reply to Move Novell license?

As long as both servers are running the same version of Netware. 4.0 licenses can't be used on 4.11, which can't be used on 5.0 servers. On 4.x servers, you add and remove licenses using LOAD INSTALL, and select the License Options. I believe youuse NWCONFIG on Netware 5.

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