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xp taking up two license on NT server

By rb4711 ·
I have xp pro on five machines on the network. The work great but on my NT server event log...I keep getting the out of license error message. When I go to the license view, I see that all my xp machines are using two licenses. One with the computer/NT logon username and the other with workgroup/ NT logon username. Our NT domain is called workgroup (which I inheriated from the previous network admin - I will change it by the end of the year when I get the go ahead for upgrading to Win2k server). In the mean time, how can I fix this issue. Please help?

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by Gigelul In reply to xp taking up two license ...

I had the same problems when I implement some new services like replication. I speak about this with our local vendor and with local Microsoft representative. Solution: "use per seat licensing"?!
So:
Check which licensing method is good for you, <per seat> or <per server> (you can find descriptions in help file of License Manager). Per seat is more better but you must have a number of CAL's equal with number of computers.
About your problem: in per seat you can manage licenses by grouping all licenses from a computer with Advanced options \new license group in License Manager (personal I made 2 groups: one group for all admin accounts and local account plus one group for all domain users and I set for these groups a no. of licenses equal with no. of computers). Also per seat don't limit you and allow more workstation than no. of licenses.
Per server is an economical way but hard to manage.
Hope this help

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by timwalsh In reply to xp taking up two license ...

Another simple answer:

Turn off (and disable) the License Logging Service. There is no requirement (either legally or from Microsoft) that this service be run. It is simply a Microsoft-provided tool to help you track licenses. In a small-office environment, it really isn't necessary if you already have a good idea of what licenses you own.

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by curlergirl In reply to xp taking up two license ...

In this case, since you know that you are actually not exceeding the number of licenses you have purchased, you could just disable the License Manager service and this will stop the error messages from appearing. Just go to Control Panel/Services, double click the License service and set it to Disabled. This will not affect anything else on your system but you won't have to see those pesky error messages in your Event Viewer. Hope this helps!

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