General discussion

Locked

Licencing issue

By singhjunk ·
Question here is can anyone explain what exactly does open licencing means. What I mean here is that if you have an open licence for Exchange and NT Server, SQLServer and you install one of these server it asks for the licencing mode where you need to select something either per seat or per server so which one do you select. Lets say I bought 25 open licences for Exchange do I need to install them using licence manager or not.

The second scenario would be how do you clear up your Licence Manager. If you remove licences it still shows that licences were removed under purchase history in Licence Manager. Is there anyway you can clear everything in Licence manager and do something about the event viewer messages that keep saying that your server is out of licences and also it doesn't restrict our users from having access to the servers.

Thanks

Excuse my English please.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

4 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Licencing issue

by McKayTech In reply to Licencing issue

There are a couple questions here. As it has been explained to me, open licensing has only to do with pricing and does not impact how many licenses are required for a particular application. For any particular Microsoft server-based application, you still need one server license for each server and one Client Access License (CAL) for each user who will access that application.

Most people suggest that you always use the Per Seat licensing mode. You are then responsible to make sure you have enough CALs for each user.

On Small Business Server, I believe you actually have to install the CALs but otherwise, License Manager is just advisory. You don't have to run the License Logging Service but it can be your friend if you're tryingto stay legal.

The message you're seeing probably means you have enough Exchange CALs but not enough for the underlying NT Server. Once you have enough, and have told License Manager about them, the messages will stop.

paul

Collapse -

Licencing issue

by singhjunk In reply to Licencing issue

Thanks for the detailed explaination that does clear some doubts in my mind but you haven't explained the second scenario which I mentioned in the question.

Collapse -

Licencing issue

by DVN In reply to Licencing issue

If you want to clear the license history you need to do the following:
1.Stop the License Logging service.
2.Delete or rename the following files on the primary domain controller or the enterprise server:
Cpl.cfg
Llsuser.lls
Llsmap.lls
3.Restart the License Logging service.
4.Re-add the appropriate license information.

Collapse -

Licencing issue

by singhjunk In reply to Licencing issue

You got it. Thats exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks

Back to Windows Forum
4 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums