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License problem on NT

By bbeach ·
Every once and a while I get a message in the event log saying my NT Server is out of licenses. When I check the license administrator it shows that some of my licenses have been consumed by users who have been deleted from User Manager. I delete the license from license administrator and after awhile the same deleted user consumes a license. Any help would be appreciated.

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by guy In reply to License problem on NT

Some ideas are: Switch to per seat licencing, especially if you have more than one server.
My favourite is to go to the Control Panel Services, and turn off the Licence Logging. The bonus is that it speeds up your server - fractionally!

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by bbeach In reply to License problem on NT
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by Phinaddict In reply to License problem on NT

The license service uses the following files to store license data:

- Purchase history: %systemroot%\System32\Cpl.cfg

- Connection history: %systemroot%\System32\LLS\Llsuser.lls

- Group information: %systemroot%\System32\LLS\Llsmap.lls

These files are created when the License Manager service starts.

To reset the License Manager information:

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.

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by bbeach In reply to License problem on NT
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by yorkster In reply to License problem on NT

the easist why to deal with it is to shut down license service. as long as you have enough licenses you don't need the buggy service running and consuming resources.

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by bbeach In reply to License problem on NT
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by rravanelli In reply to License problem on NT

From TechNet

This article is an addendum to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base:

Q153140 How to Reset License Manager Information

Fully resetting License Manager information throughout an enterprise may very
well require not only deleting the relevant files on the primary domain
controller (PDC) or "Enterprise Server," but actually deleting the license
service files on EVERY server that participates in the license replication.

A batch file has been written that, combined with the NETDOM, NETSVC, and REG
utilities from the Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit, will automatically
discover all servers engaging in license replication, and, through iteration,
stop the License Logging Service (LLS), delete the associated LLS files, restart
the service, and queue LLS replication to take place immediately. In an
enterprise environment this will significantly reduce the amount of work
involved in this task.

MORE INFORMATION
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