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.