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By Noob - / Monday 5 March 2018 08:00 / United States - Houston
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By  JasonThorn  |  11

Sounds more like a FML for the IT support for your company. What braindead IT guy would store that kind of info on a computer accessible by an end user AT ALL, let alone make this computer the end-user's primary terminal?

By  sixtus1973  |  23

Licenses belong on a computer which is accesible to IT personell only. If these people really want to hate someone (which is a bit childish) they should turn their anger towards the IT department.

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By  JasonThorn  |  11

Sounds more like a FML for the IT support for your company. What braindead IT guy would store that kind of info on a computer accessible by an end user AT ALL, let alone make this computer the end-user's primary terminal?

By  sixtus1973  |  23

Licenses belong on a computer which is accesible to IT personell only. If these people really want to hate someone (which is a bit childish) they should turn their anger towards the IT department.

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  RichardPencil  |  24

You are wrong. Lots of programs use a license server, which can be any computer that IT chooses. An older, out-of-date PC can usually handle this task. My guess is that the company used one of their “surplus” old computers for the new hire, and forgot it was the license server.

The part of the story that is dubious is that everyone crashed during the OPs reboot. The license schemes I’ve seen allows users to work continuously while the license server reboots (except you can’t get a new license in that time.)

By  jbuckets_404  |  34

Actually OP, the only person to be concerned with not upsetting is your boss. And in this case, it wasn't your fault anyway, but his (for not realizing and/or not notifying others of the potential of said event happening).

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