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Wiin2000 not releasing V7 users

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  • Wiin2000 not releasing V7 users

    Well, I've searched the forum and can find messages close, but not on target to the probelm I'm having. We use A4V7, 5 users, and have been running A4 since version 4 I think. It has always been on a Novell server, the latest being Novell 5.0. Workstations are a mix of WinME, Win2000, and WinXP Pro. No problems at all.

    This week I moved everything off the Novell server, as I am eliminating that server. The files are now on a Windows 2000 server and again everything is working just fine, with no adjustments. However, when a person leaves Alpha 4 (leaves, not crashes out) their user license doesn't seem to get released, with the obvious problem that after a half day of people coming and going, the license runs out and no one else can get in until I reboot the server, which is not an option twice a day. Nothing else is wrong and the entire application I wrote some years ago still works wonderfully. We have no network/local printer problems, no screen problems, no record locking problems, nothing. A4 has always been totally reliable and solid for us -- since 1994. But this now has me stumped and I feel it must be something to do with moving the files to the Windows 2000 server. Any ideas??

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    RE: Wiin2000 not releasing V7 users

    Did you solve your probmem Steve?

    Ed Barley


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      RE: Wiin2000 not releasing V7 users


      Ed's right! Did you solve the problem?

      The use of this forum depends on posting both the problem and the successful [or unsuccessful] result. Others look in on these posts with considerable interest and need to know outcomes.

      I see that no one is jumping in with help but, we still need to know what's happenin'



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        RE: Wiin2000 not releasing V7 users

        I had this problem with Windows 2000 also. I am running Alpha4 V7 on a network of 5. Previously I have run all the Alpha versions back to V3.0. The license lockup problem only occured when I went to Windows 2000 server & Professional. We were rebooting several times a day and never got the problem solved until... I got a virus that took down the entire network. I had to reload the server starting with FDISK. I did not have to reload the 4 workstations. When I reloaded Windows 2000 server it asked how many licenses. I told it 15 instead of 5 & have never had a problem since. People at my office tend to open up two windows of Alpha at the same time and I still have no more problems. My Alpha program is extreemly complex, bringing Alpha to its limits with just the script code totalling over 500 pages. Hope this helps.
        Arlene Stoppe