win2k server number of limited user's

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Was asked this question by a acquaintance the other day and did the
normal research and came up blank. Question is this; Is there a limit to the
number of users that can can use win2k server or is the users unlimited
like in winnt server edition? The best answer i could come up with was
there was a limit of 10 users and if you wanted to use IIS then you were
out of luck as far the Internet goes. Since I don't believe in giving out
false political statements, I was wondering if someone could give me
some info or point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance. Flixx.
 
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Do you mean how many people can log into a Win2K server? This is theoretically limited by the amount of CAL's (Client Access Licenses) you have purchased. The default is 5. This only means that you can have 5 users logged in at the same time. You can still have 100's of users configured to login to the system, but only 5 will be able to connect at any given time.
 
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The initial limit got set when the server was first installed.

To see what it is configured to on your server, go to:
Start / Settings / Control Panel / Licensing
 

flixx

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To gurutech:
So basically what your saying is that if you plan on using win2k as web server , you need to have some major dollars behind you, cuase microsoft
has intentions of making you pay for more than 5 users connected at one
time to yor web site. I figured someday they was going to make everyone
pay for that mistake in winnt server of the unlimited license for the web.
I was told that those bean counters at microsoft have had nightmares over
the lost billions microsoft has suffered for that slip up. So i can can safely
relay the message that you need major dollars in order to run a win2k if
you wish to have more than 5 users connected to your web site at the
same time. Got it and i highly appreciate the information, i'll suggest he
take a strong look at unix. Thanks again, flixx.
 
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They meant that only that number of users can log in to the domain at a time, not how many can access a web site.

PS: you shouldn't be using IIS for a public website anyway. Apache > IIS.
 
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