Server 2003 Event ID 202 Out of Licenses


  • On a Domain Controller I am seeing Event ID 202 from Source License Service.  If I lookat Licensing under Administative tools It shows all the authenticated users as not being licensed.  For everyone who has authenticated to the domain it lists them as unlicensed. 

    If I go to the control panel and open Licensing I can see that the server is set to Per Device or Per user licensing.  I don't know why this i happening.  Everyone here has valid Windows Licenses.  Why would the server see them as unlicensed?

    I checked my other DCs and they both tell me the license service is not started on them. 


    Thanks, Brian

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:39 PM

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  • Hi, did you brougth user/device cal and activated them ?

    On a SBs it would block user connection, not in VLK/retail OS, but you are not legal either.

    nb, If you have another DC in 2008 in exemple, then better get 2008 cal, and same thing for 2012.

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    Friday, June 14, 2013 2:51 AM
  • I have never seen this problem before so I'm assuming my licenses were all in there.  I so have a 2008 server but it is not a DC.  All the DCs are Server 2003.  Maybe My licensing should be per server instead?  What is the difference?

    Thanks, Brian

    • Edited by Vuotto Friday, June 14, 2013 6:36 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 2:35 PM