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#10567 29-Nov-2006 08:55
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Hi Everyone

My company is currently in the process of upgrading it's production (factory) network. Part of this project includes upgrading to Windows Server 2003. This network is relatively small and consists of just 16 PCs and 2 dedicated servers. We purchased 20 Server 2003 CALs and received an official certificate from Microsoft. The problem was that the certificate had no OEM/serial number on it and nothing that could be entered into the system. To be honest, I'm not sure what to do with it. Do I just file it somewhere in case Microsoft audits us at some point in the future? How do I tell Windows server that we have these CALs? Do I need to?

Any information that anyone could offer would be much appreciated.



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  #54115 29-Nov-2006 09:00
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You should check the Licensing control panel after installing/upgrade to Windows Server 2003, of during the installation, specify 20 CALs as you legally purchased that many CALs. Normally there should be a sequence of number that you need to enter into the Licensing control panel to register the number of CALs.

If in doubt, best give Microsoft NZ a call and ask about the Licensing agreement you have/purchased.

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  #54117 29-Nov-2006 09:04
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Cheers chiefie

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