I recently took over Network Administration for a small network. (50 user). One of the first things I did was to check software licenses. I found that were very few. Apparently, the former Network Admin took it upon himself to install multiple copies of various software using single OEM licenses. (I base this on management’s reaction) I did a complete inventory and gave management the bad news. To their credit, they purchased legal licenses of all products. Non-compliance was never in their game plan.
Here is my questions:
Among other out-of-compliance software was a number systems using Windows 2000 Professional. I now have legal licenses, what do I do now? Is simply possessing the legal license enough? Can I change the registration number on the existing systems or am I expected to re-format and re-install? The people who own the company I work for are adamant that they want to survive a BSA audit if it ever came to that.