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Configure replication for a server

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To configure replication for a server

  1. Open Licensing.

  2. On the Server Browser tab, expand the domain.

  3. Right-click the server to manage, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the Replication tab.

  5. Under Replication Frequency, specify the interval at which licensing information is replicated to the site license server:

    • To manually specify a time for daily replication on this server, click Start At and enter a time.

    • To manually set an interval of time between licensing information replication, click Start Every and enter the desired interval.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Licensing, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Licensing.

  • If you select Start At under Replication Frequency and multiple servers replicate to the site license server, you must vary the starting times on each server to balance the load. Replication might not start until 15 minutes after the specified time.

  • Windows Server 2003 operating systems replicate automatically to a domain controller, and domain controllers replicate to the site license server. If you have a standalone server in a Windows NT 4.0 domain, that server replicates to the primary domain controller. The option to specify a master server applies only to servers running Windows NT 4.0 and is unavailable when you are managing a server running Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003.

  • When you are managing a server running Windows NT 4.0, you can use the Master Server options to specify where the server replicates. For more information, see "Licensing replication" in Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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