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The Windows 2000 License Logging Service incorrectly allocates licenses to machine accounts. You can distinguish these accounts by a dollar sign ($) character as the last character of the name. For example, the account name "ServerName$" indicate that it is a machine account.
When the machine account connects to a domain controller's Sysvol share to obtain policy information, or the machine account connects to a server that shares a program package that needs to be installed by the computer, the License Logging service decrements a license for the connection.
Service Pack Information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------ 17-Sep-2001 10:04 5.0.2195.3831 48,912 Llsrpc.dll 17-Sep-2001 10:02 5.0.2195.4347 83,728 Llssrv.exe 17-Sep-2001 10:04 5.0.2195.4264 940,816 Ole32.dll 17-Sep-2001 10:04 5.0.2195.4266 428,304 Rpcrt4.dll 17-Sep-2001 10:04 5.0.2195.4264 185,104 Rpcss.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
For more information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes