how can I tell if my SBS 2003 CAL is per device or per user?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Martin_C, May 10, 2006.

  1. Martin_C

    Martin_C Guest

    I added several client machine to the domain and the licensing already exceed
    the limitation. This is the first time I've to buy CALs and I dunno which one
    to buy . However, I dunno how the previous IT setup the SBS 2003 CALs.
     
    Martin_C, May 10, 2006
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  2. You'll need to go back to the original license paperwork (or email) that the
    client received and see what it says, or maybe identify the MS part number
    for the CALs from an invoice. There's no way that I know of with SBS to
    identify the type of CALs (especially since Software Assurance let's you do
    a one-time switch between User and Device CALs). License tracking is all
    done manually (write it down) with SBS.
     
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], May 10, 2006
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  3. Martin_C

    Martin_C Guest

    part number is X09-76961. On the other2 SBS CAL paper, they have the same
    part number. I try to google that part number but nothing came up.

     
    Martin_C, May 10, 2006
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  4. This sounds like it may be CALS that were shipped with the MAP (Microsoft
    Action Pack). If so, it's valid for 10 licenses as long as you continue to
    pay the MAP yearly subscription fee. Can you confirm that you have SBS 2003
    from the MAP installed on the server?

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    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], May 10, 2006
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  5. Martin_C

    Martin_C Guest

    You are correct and we are continuing paying for the MAP. However, I need
    more CAL and I dunno how did the previous IT setup the cal as per device or
    per user. I can't tell if those call from the MAP is either per device or per
    user.

     
    Martin_C, May 10, 2006
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  6. The Action Pack CALs can be either User or Device (your choice). Within
    SBS, there's no way to track which type (or combination of types) was
    selected by the previous admin. It's a paperwork tracking thing. Your
    supposed to write down on the EULA, or some other piece of paper, which type
    you choose and which device or user each CAL is assigned to. If this was
    never done, I suspect yuo should make your CAL type selections/assignments
    now and write it down.

    Action pack cals. user or device
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...+user+or+device&rnum=1&hl=en#8a61aef3e939e9c5

    Action Pack comes with the 5 CALs that are included with SBS 2003 plus an
    additional 5 CALs (which you apparently have the paperwork for). What's
    never been clear to me is whether the MAP license agreement let's you
    "legally" buy and use more than the 10 CALs that come with Action Pack.
    Maybe someone else can address this.

    Where do you purchase additional SBS CAL's
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...ction+pack+cal&rnum=16&hl=en#27d61d133d4d2909

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    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], May 10, 2006
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  7. Martin_C

    Martin_C Guest

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312310/en-us
    according to kb 312310 it is okey to add more CAL into it.

     
    Martin_C, May 10, 2006
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  8. Well, there ya go. :)

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    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], May 10, 2006
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  9. Martin_C

    Martin_C Guest

    Thanks pal for the help. Going to grab one from mwave.com

     
    Martin_C, May 11, 2006
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