License Logging service decrements licenses for machine accounts

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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

Hotfix information

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


Article ID: 300930 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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