Manage client access licensing

Updated: March 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

When client access licensing is installed, you can use a set of PowerShell cmdlets to manage client access licenses (CALs), including installing a new CAL pack, and assigning or unassigning a CAL to a user or computer.

To manage client access licenses

  1. On the desktop, click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows PowerShell 1.0.

  2. Right-click Windows PowerShell, and then click Run as administrator.

  3. In the Windows PowerShell window, type Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned, and then press ENTER.

  4. In the Windows PowerShell window, snap in the licensing cmdlets for Windows PowerShell by typing add-pssnapin Microsoft.BusinessServer.Licensing.PowerShell, and then press ENTER.

  5. In the Windows PowerShell window, type gcm -type cmdlet | ? {$_.PSSnapin.Name -eq "Microsoft.BusinessServer.Licensing.PowerShell"}, and then press ENTER.

    All cmdlets for managing client access licenses are listed on the console.

  6. To view the details of a specific cmdlet, type get-help %cmdlet name%, and then press ENTER.