Licensing setup option: per Server OR per Device/User

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Chris, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Can someone elaborate on these 2 choices

    I will be installing Win2k3 for use as a webserver to host multiple websites (home office-type setup). I was planning on buying the 10CAL standard edition. I take it that with the 10CAL edition, a max of ten "authenticated" users can be logged on to the server at one time. But anonymous users have no bearing on the CAL count. That right? If the 11th user attempts to logon, Win2k3 informs them about max users? What controls the timeouts that freeup the seats? Keepalive settings

    Reading, per server sounds like the choice.
    Chris, Dec 19, 2003
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    Jeff Cochran Guest

    Always use per server. Never use the Microsoft licensing service
    under any condition. Track licenses manually.

    Jeff Cochran, Dec 19, 2003
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    Enchantnet Guest

    I beg to differ...

    Generally speaking, per seat is what you want to go with:

    With per seat licensing, every computer that will access
    a server requires a license and each properly licensed
    client can access any number of servers of that type on
    the network. Per seat mode is recommended when guaranteed
    client access is needed such as for file and print
    services, mail or business-critical application or when
    clients will access more than one server.

    With per server licensing, a license applies to a
    particular server and allows for an additional concurrent
    connection to that server. You must have at least as many
    licenses dedicated to that server as the maximum number
    of clients that will connect to that server at any point
    in time. Per server licensing is recommended when clients
    need occasional access to the server. If desired, you may
    convert one time only to the per seat model.
    Enchantnet, Dec 20, 2003
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