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By ldregely ·
I think I selected the wrong mode. I chose per seat but I think I should have selected per server. I have only one server and 50 workstations. Is there some way to fix this problem? I also get license errors in the event log from users accessing theserver.
Please help.

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by shmaltz In reply to Licensing Modes

Go to control panel and choose License Icon.

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by Smurfman In reply to Licensing Modes

Question? How many NT Server CLIENT licenses do you have?

If you have 50 , then go into the License Manager, found through the Start -> Programs -> Admin Tools -> License Manager and look at the number of Licenses allocated for the PDC or Serverthat all the workstations will be accessing. Per Seat is the right choice I think, unless you only have say 10 Licenses, and want to have a first come first serve basis. Remember that you are only alowed one change, so if you change to per server and this is not really the right choice then you will be stuck. Good luck.
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by Jeff Williams In reply to Licensing Modes

The quickest way to get rid of the license errors in the Event Log is to disable the License Logging service. Especially if you know you have purchased the correct amount of CALS.

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by avachon In reply to Licensing Modes

Hi, your licensing really depends on the number of servers your users are accessing (and the number of users). For small networks, per server is usually the best setup. For larger networks with access to mulitple servers, per seat is the more cost effective solution. Microsoft allows a one-time conversion from per server to per seat. So since you have already installed per seat, you have lost this conversion opportunity (unless you reinstall)and set things up the way you want them to be - firsttime and correct way. You certainly can turn off licensing mode, but if your network will grow, a poor or wrong licensing scenario can catch up with you. If you can reinstall, I would suggest that unless you are quite sure per seat is what you want.
Good luck.

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