Microsoft SBS 2003 User CALs

By melissam1979 ·
Hello All,

I have an issue with our Domain Server. It has SBS 2003 installed. We have purchased and installed an extra 25 CALs. This has been working fine until Saturday Morning. When all the Licenses for those 25 CALs dropped off the Licensing Screen on Server Management. Nothing is in the event logs. On Monday morning, i had to re-install those user CALs by entering in the license keys and activating them.

What can cause SBS 2003 to lose those CALs?

We did have a space issue as well on Saturday morning. Can this cause it?


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Why it happens? No.

by bart777 In reply to Microsoft SBS 2003 User C ...

The fact that it does happen and more often than I would like to see. Yes...

I've seen this so many times on SBS boxes that I now make sure that I have a bakcup of the license files after I activate them.

I can't even tell you how many times I've gotten calls for this. It appears to be a quirk with SBS tho. You may be able to go for years or it may disappear in 2 days. Eventually it will happen to a SBS. Just make usre that you do the backup after you setup the licenses and you can have a quick recovery should it happen again while you're there.

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