License Question - Please advice

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Guest, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hello All,

    I have a Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 Environment with Per Seat Licensing.
    Approximately 25 Servers and 300 Users. No Software Assurance.

    I have a limited budget to only upgrade to Exchange 2000. So I recommened
    Exchange 2003 Server 300 Cals, and 5 Exchange 2003 Server Licenses for the
    Backend and Front End Server.

    If I propose to re-install the OS of these 5 Servers ( From Windows 2000
    Enterprise to Windows 2003 Standad, ) and add them as member servers for
    Exchange. Do I also need to buy Windows 2003 Cals as I am going to introduce
    Windows 2003 Servers in the Domain.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Guest, Jul 20, 2004
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  2. I would suggest contacting MS licensing directly. This is complex
    territory and varies greatly.

    Arlo Clizer [MVP], Jul 20, 2004
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  3. Hi IK,

    I don't have anything useful unfortunately for your initial question,
    however, I just have to ask -- why so many servers? Do you just have a ton
    of small branch offices?
    TheSingingCat, Jul 20, 2004
  4. Hi Ibrahim,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    For licensing questions, you can call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4),
    Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a
    Microsoft licensing specialist. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to
    Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact
    information in their locations.

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 21, 2004
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