Device CAL / User CAL

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Gunnar, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Gunnar

    Gunnar Guest


    My question is like this:
    I´ve installed about 30 w2003 CAL Pr Device on the server for about 1 years
    ago. From the beginning this has been wrong, I should have used Pr User, so I
    experienced that the CAL is taking machine-names and fills up.

    Is ther possible to transfer this CAL´s to User "mode", or did I have to buy
    new licences?
    The customer is titled to use Academic Lisences.

    Thanks for good help earlier.
    Gunnar, Mar 13, 2006
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  2. Gunnar

    wongcna Guest

    Hello There,

    I am not a MVP here but would like to put some comment.

    A school has 100 computers and 200 students, then I would say they need 100
    Devices CAL becasue they only have maximum 100 machines access to the server
    at the same time.

    another example,

    A testing Lab, 10 machines but only 5 people working in the Lab, and the
    users always login with their own username, then they need 5 users CAL
    because even 5 users login to 10 machines, that would still consider as 5
    users access. Hence they only need 5 users CAL.

    In a general academic usage, I would say Device CAL is more approiate than
    User CAL.

    Please correct if I am incorrect.


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    wongcna, Mar 15, 2006
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