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Add Per Server client access licenses

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To add Per Server Client Access Licenses

  1. Open Licensing.

  2. On the Server Browser tab, expand Enterprise, the domain name, and then the server you want to manage. The list of server products installed on the server is displayed.

  3. Right-click the server product for which you want to add licenses, and then click Properties.

  4. Click Add Licenses.

  5. In Quantity, type the number of licenses to add.

  6. After reading the information in Per Server Licensing, select the check box to agree to be bound by the license agreements for this product, and then click OK.


  • 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. In this case, click License.

  • Client Access Licenses added in Per Server mode allow for connections to a server product on a particular server. When a user connects to the server product on that server, the connection consumes a license. When the user disconnects from the server product, the License Logging service makes the license available to another user.

  • You can set the number of Per Server connections to 0 for a Windows Server 2003 operating system if it is used only as an operating system for an application and does not provide basic network services (such as file sharing, remote access, and authenticated access).

  • This procedure can also be performed locally on a server with the Licensing option in Control Panel. For more information, click 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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