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Client servers get "Replication of license information failed because the License Logging Service on server <server> could not be created".

    Question

  • We upgraded our two domain controllers from Windows 2000 to 2003.  After the domain upgrade was completed, we noticed all servers that are part of the domain receive the following error:

     

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    Type: Warning

    Source: LicenseService

    EventID: 213

     

    Replication of license information failed because the License Logging Service on server <DC1> could not be contacted. 

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    The <DC1> is our first Domain Controller.  I get this error on all Windows servers on the network.  I went to <DC1> and turned on the License Logging Service.  I still receive this error.  I refreshed the Logging Service on the <DC1> but clients servers still get the error.  

     

    To my knowledge there is not issues with the network traffic.  I can access files from DC1 from DC2 with out any issues. When I run DCDIAG all tasks are completed successfully.  I was told to make sure the license service is on, which is, and make sure the network is not experiencing any networking issues.  To my knowledge, the network is not experiencing any issues. 

     

    Could the local security setting on the Domain Controllers be disabling clients servers from accessing the License Logging Service?  Wouldn’t Microsoft prevent this from occurring on Domain Controllers?

     

    Any suggestions?

     

    -Donald

     

     

    Monday, March 08, 2010 8:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi Donald,

     

    Actually, License Logging Service is not recommended to turn on Windows Server 2003 servers due to issues, such as inaccurate license information, etc. It is disabled by default on Windows Server 2003 servers. You can disable this service now that you had upgraded to Windows Server 2003.

     

    As License Logging service has many issues, it does not provide much add value to have license logging service enabled. You may simply disable License Logging service on all servers to resolve this issue. To turn off the license Logging service and have a better idea to the License Logging Service, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

     

    316631 How to Turn Off the License Logging Service

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316631

     

    824196 Description of the License Logging Service in Windows Server Operating Systems

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=824196

     


    Regards,
    Wilson Jia
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    • Marked as answer by Wilson Jia Friday, March 12, 2010 8:54 AM
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:41 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    you can follow this article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/296681

    http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=213&eventno=52&source=LicenseService&phase=1
    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Monday, March 08, 2010 9:18 PM
  • Hi Donald,

     

    Actually, License Logging Service is not recommended to turn on Windows Server 2003 servers due to issues, such as inaccurate license information, etc. It is disabled by default on Windows Server 2003 servers. You can disable this service now that you had upgraded to Windows Server 2003.

     

    As License Logging service has many issues, it does not provide much add value to have license logging service enabled. You may simply disable License Logging service on all servers to resolve this issue. To turn off the license Logging service and have a better idea to the License Logging Service, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

     

    316631 How to Turn Off the License Logging Service

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316631

     

    824196 Description of the License Logging Service in Windows Server Operating Systems

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=824196

     


    Regards,
    Wilson Jia
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by Wilson Jia Friday, March 12, 2010 8:54 AM
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:41 AM