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Windows thin client on Linux Desktop

By HiwayPilot ·
Using WINE, Sidenet and even CrossOver Office, I have repeatedly tried to run the destop client to our accounting package. The server is Windows 2000. Drive mapping works fine. The app installs from the mapped drive fine. It even connects to the database on the server. But it all stops with the message "Cannot connect to license server." Is there some special trick to handshaking the license registry on 2k?

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by jc2it In reply to Windows thin client on Li ...

Windows Server uses something called a CAL (Client Access License) These are only unlimited if you are using the IIS Webserver to access the server. Otherwise you need a 2000 Server CAL for every client that connects to the Server. This is the case for Windows Client OS (98, XP, 2000, ME) as well as Linux, Macintosh and others. The Windows clients have a CAL built-in. For instance, XP and 2000 clients can both connect to 2000 Server, but only XP can connect to 2003 server without a CAL.

There is an open Licensing program that you will need to enroll in, in order to purchase the CALs. You can do this when you purchase them through a reseller, like Insight, CDW or Safari Micro.

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