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Select another licensing computer

Updated: May 1, 2010

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

To select another licensing computer

  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services.

  2. In the console tree, click the site you want to configure.


    • Active Directory Sites and Services/Sites/site

  3. In the details pane, right-click Licensing Site Settings, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Licensing Settings tab, click Change.

  5. In Enter the object name to select, type the computer name of the alternative licensing computer, and then click OK.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group (in the forest root domain) or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Active Directory Sites and Services, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Sites and Services.

  • The licensing server collects licensing information from within the site for use by the licensing administrative tool. For more information, see Related Topics.

  • Active Directory will automatically configure a licensing computer for each site. For optimal performance, the licensing computer for a site should reside within that same site. A licensing computer does not have to be a domain controller.

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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