This article explains how to convert licensing from per
server to per seat by using the Licensing Control Panel program.Note
: Conversion works from per server to per seat, but not in the
To Convert from Per-Server Licensing to Per-Seat Licensing
- In Control Panel, double-click
- In the Choose Licensing Mode dialog box,
click Per Device or click Per
User in Windows Server 2003. Click Per Seat or Per Server in Windows 2000 Server.
- You may receive the following error message:
You can click Yes to cancel, or click
No to continue.
You have requested a change that
may violate the license agreement. The License for a one-time change from a Per
Server to a Per Device or Per User configuration. Do you want to cancel this
- Click No to continue.
- In the window that opens, the following information is
displayed in Windows Server 2003:
If you agree, click to select the I agree check
box, and then click OK. In Windows 2000 Server, the information will say "Per Server or Per Seat" instead of "Per Device or Per User."
Per Device or Per User Licensing
If you have not purchased a client access license for every computer that will access windows server, you must purchase them prior to using Windows Server.
For complete terms and conditions governing the use of this product, see license agreements, which can be found under help.
I agree that:
I have read and agreed to be bound by the license agreements
for this product.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to determine current licensing mode (Per Seat or Per Server)
policy implementation with MSCS
in Windows 2000 and differences with Windows NT 4.0
Client license assignment in Per Server mode
Article ID: 308597 - Last Review: March 2, 2007 - Revision: 6.3
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server