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    Getting rid of Old Per Seat Licenses

    Also posted in Windows 2000 since I'm not sure where the problem lies...

    I seem to have a problem with per seat licensing on my Exchange server. In February, we converted from an NT to a 2000 domain. Our Exchange server runs in per seat license mode. There are 23 licensed users (25 available). But from time to time, a handful (8) users from our old domain resurface within licensing. The last use ranges from 2/28 to 3/15. The old domain has not been used since at least 3/31, yet these users keep showing up in licensing. I revoke the licenses, they come back eventually (might be after a reboot of the DC). I delete the users - not just that one license, they come back eventually. Strangely, only these 8 users come back. Anyone have any ideas why they will not just go away and leave me alone?!? [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Getting rid of Old Per Seat Licenses

    I have no idea... we got mad one day at the problems it caused and disabled the license service.

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    Re: Getting rid of Old Per Seat Licenses

    I've done that before too. Trying to be a good little admin. [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Getting rid of Old Per Seat Licenses

    many good little admins disable it - as long as it's not so you can use more than you own, most admins don't consider it an issue. During an audit, it might get your brow beat, but as long as you are in compliance, no fines. (You can always ask the auditor if they know how to fix the ghosts. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)

    The only time that i think the license server is required is with terminal services as an app server. We only use TS for admin, so i can't be sure.

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