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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

      Steve:

      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'

      Ken

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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
        stoppemgt@cyberportal.net

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