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Windows NT 4.0 Client Access Licensing

By jhicks ·
I just installed 30 CALs to our network today. I installed them as per seat. We have 25 clients logging onto 2 different win NT 4 stand alone severs. After installing the CALs I noticed that about 5 or 6 of my users were showing up as unlicensed. When I checked the Event Log I found the following error: No license was available for user (user name) using product SMBSrever 4.0. I have never seen this error before nor do I know what SMBServer 4.0 is. Can someone explain to me what SMBServer 4.0 is? A few more details that might be needed are: I have installed 30 per seat CALS, I have 25 users, most users are running the program Voager 2 from 1 server and Impact from another server at the same time (they start up their pcs and leave both voyager2 and enimpact open for most of the day). Since I installed the licenses as per seat, should'nt that let my clients have access to both servers at the same time or do I need more licenses? Microsoft sure makes this licensing pretty confusing. If any one could shed some light I would greatly appreciate it. Any additioanl MS licensing tidbits would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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by Bill_H In reply to Windows NT 4.0 Client Acc ...

Yes, the Microsoft licensing policy is quite confusing...

SMBServer refers to the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, which is the native file-sharing protocol for Windows 9x and NT.

Although the MSDN article "SBS Event 201 for SMBServer" addresses a Microsoft Small Business Server domain, and the number of licenses differs from yours, you may find the specified resolution (registry hack) applicable to your problem. The article may be accessed at:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q214/8/44.ASP

BTW, if the URL above results in "PAge Not Found", the TechRepublic system may have inserted a space before the last URL fragment; remove the space to view the page.

Hope this helps...

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