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  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Hardware Issues
  4. Filesystems
  5. Networking
  6. Security
  7. Servers
  8. Services
  9. Utilities
  10. Control Panel
  11. Printing
  12. Performance Monitor
  13. Network Monitor
  14. Event Viewer
  15. Other Issues
  16. User Accounts
  17. Groups
  18. Policies
  19. User Rights
  20. Auditing
  21. System Policies
  22. Sharing
  23. Profiles
  24. Roaming Profiles
  25. Domains
  26. Server Management
  27. Directory Replication
  28. License Management
  29. Client Administrator
  30. Netware Tools
  31. Macintosh Support
  32. RAS Server
  33. SNMP
  34. DHCP
  35. DNS
  36. WINS
  37. Mail Service
  38. Internet
  39. Internet Information Server
  40. Routing and Firewalls
  41. Items to Remember
  42. Terms
  43. Credits

Windows NT License Management

This is used to manage use of software licenses on the network. It reports usage beyond the limit of reported licenses that are available. Not all applications work with license manager. Supported applications are:

  • Microsoft BackOffice applications
  • Systems Manager


Licence Manager is started from "Administrative Tools". Any installed applications that can use licence manager automatically show up in license manager.

Per Server or Per Seat Licensing

Per server and per seat licensing is managed from two different locations.

  • Per Server - Use the Licensing applet in the control panel to manage this licensing. Only a specific number of users can connect to a specific server at one time.
  • Per Seat - Use "License Manager" in administrative tools to manage this licensing. A client access license (CAL) is purchased for each computer allowing that client to attach to any number of servers. It includes the following tabs:
    • Purchase History
    • Product View
    • Client Per Seat
    • Server Browser

Microsoft allows only one conversion from per server licensing to per seat licensing. It cannot be converted from perseat licensing to per server licensing.