Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:20 PMI have a client, that has SBS 2003 Prem. They have 25 licenses installed. Under Active Dir Users & Computer they have 81 users but only about 18 are in use on the local network. However, they host mail for two domains. 18 users connect to exchange via the local network, another 5 to eight connect via pop3. The server is licensed in per server role. I am getting an event message every few minutes, event id 221 source licensing. Where can I find out what is causing this issue? They never have 25 users connected at the same time.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:56 PM
If I remember event 221 description with -6 bifocal lenses memory it is something
"Server is nearing the maximum number of......"
Including false positive "18 users connect to exchange via the local network, another 5 to eight connect via pop3. 18+8=26
what needs to be investigated is if it's 20 - do you still get those error , keeping in mind even if it's 23 or 22 server is going to throw an error "hey you are almost there (as a preventive measure)."
Further . actual issue is even if you have 20 users connected does 21st user has issues connecting to the server or resources?
There is no way of knowing as far as I know how many users have connected every minute or hour or days because you can't just try to keep up with the "Maximum Usage" counter. You need to have enough CALs no matter what that says. Perhaps you should review the SBS Licensing FAQ so you'll have a better understanding of how SBS licensing works? You'll find a link to that information along with other Licensing info links in the Licensing Snap-in of the Server Management Console, or you can go to it directly here:
indowsServ er2003/sbs /evaluatio n/ faq/lice nsing.mspx
- Marked As Answer by Andy QiMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Friday, February 22, 2013 10:40 AM