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When you try to connect to a shared resource on a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server, you may receive the following error message:
When you view the Application Log in the Event Viewer, you may notice the following logged event:
No more connections can be made to this remote computer at this time, because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept.
Date: <date> Event ID: 201 Time: <time> Source: LicenseService User: N/A Type: Error Computer: <ServerName> Category: None Description: No license was available for user Domain\User using product SMBServer 4.0.
This behavior may occur if the Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server is configured to use Per Server licensing.
To resolve this issue, change the Windows NT licensing mode to Per Seat, and then restart the computer. To do this, follow these steps.
WARNING: Before you change the licensing mode on the server, review your license agreement to make sure that you have the correct number of seats, and the correct type of licenses. If you are not sure of your license requirements, please contact Microsoft. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For additional information about Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server licensing, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/187629/EN-US/ )Terminal Server Licensing
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153140/EN-US/ )How to Reset License Manager Information