SBS 2008 / Win 2008 Server / SQL 2005 Licensing Question

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Pryan, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Pryan

    Pryan Guest

    Looking for some licensing advise on a server solution i'm putting together
    for a client.

    The Situation:
    1 Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard (Domain Controller)
    1 Windows 2008 Standard Server (Domain Member) running SQL 2005 Standard &
    Terminal Server
    10 Users

    The Question:
    I know I need 10 CAL's for the SBS2008 but do I also need 10 CAL's for the
    Win 2008 Terminal Server and 10 CAL's for the SQL 2005 Standard application
    that will run on the Win 2008 Terminal Server?

    thanks,
     
    Pryan, Jan 6, 2009
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  2. To answer your question
    You need 10 cals for SBS Standard
    You're SBS cals will cover file access to the Windows Standard Server
    You'll need an additonal Windows Standard Server license
    You need 10 TS Cals (if everyone is needs TS Access)
    You'll need 10 SQL Cals (or however many are going to access SQL

    Would have been cheaper to by SBS 2008 Premium
    You'd get teh second windows server license included
    SQL Server is included
    You'd have had to buy 5 extra cals for SBS (comes with 5)
    You'd have to buy TS cals for how ever many TS users
    SBS 2008 intrudes standard and premium cals to cover the SQL access
    You only have to buy premium cals for those who access the SQL server
     
    Cris Hanna [SBS MVP], Jan 6, 2009
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  3. Pryan

    Pryan Guest

    thanks Chris, something for me to think about.

    If i buy SBS 2008 Premium wont the SQL then be on that server?
    I want a situation where I have SBS 2008 as my backoffice solution and the
    2nd Win 2008 Standard box as my SQL server for a Line of Business tool my
    client uses.

    make sense?

     
    Pryan, Jan 6, 2009
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  4. One of the changes with SBS 08 Premium
    SQL server can be on either server

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    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP]
    Contributing Author, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Small...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217269967&sr=8-1
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    MVPs do not work for Microsoft
    Please do not submit questions directly to me.

     
    Cris Hanna [SBS MVP], Jan 6, 2009
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  5. Pryan

    Pryan Guest

    So just to clarify:

    If I purchase SBS 2008 Premium, with 5 additional CAL's, the 10 CAL's will
    cover access to the SBS Server & the SQL 2008 application running on that SBS
    2008 Server?

    I'd then simply need one Win 2008 Standard license for my domain member
    server and 10 TS CAL's ?

    thanks again,


     
    Pryan, Jan 6, 2009
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  6. regarding SBS CALs, as I understand it, that if you buy Premium, the 5 built
    in CALs would be premium CALs, so yes you would only need 5 more premium
    CALs

    SBS Premium will include the Second Windows Server Standard license so
    that's covered. And yes, if all 10 users are going to access TS, you'll
    need 10 TS cals

    And to be totally clear, you can install SQL on either the SBS server or the
    second server included in Premium.

    --
    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP]
    Contributing Author, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Small...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217269967&sr=8-1
    ------------------------------------
    MVPs do not work for Microsoft
    Please do not submit questions directly to me.

     
    Cris Hanna [SBS MVP], Jan 6, 2009
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  7. Pryan

    Pryan Guest

    Ok, last question:
    I see from your posts you are involved in the SBS 2008 Unleashed book.

    Well you just found a new customer. Just bought it on amazon.co.uk. Looking
    forward to getting my teeth into it.

    Does the book include information on setting up a Wireless LAN on SBS 2008?
    thanks again.

     
    Pryan, Jan 6, 2009
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  8. I only contributed one chapter, Users and Computers.
    I don't see anything in the book which addresses wireless specifically.

    What is the requirement?

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    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP]
    Contributing Author, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Small...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217269967&sr=8-1
    ------------------------------------
    MVPs do not work for Microsoft
    Please do not submit questions directly to me.

     
    Cris Hanna [SBS MVP], Jan 6, 2009
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  9. Pryan

    Pryan Guest

    Well one chapter contributed is one more than most contribute so congrats.

    I'm specifically looking to find out how to deploy a wireless LAN on SBS
    2008.
    There is a doc on this for 2003 but i cant seem to find anything for 2008.
    tx.

     
    Pryan, Jan 6, 2009
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  10. Unless you're looking at some additional level of security beyond AD logon,
    simply install an Access Point, configure it and logon
    Unfortunately the author of the 2003 document is no longer active in the MVP
    program, so unless someone up takes it on, it could be a while

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    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP]
    Contributing Author, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Small...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217269967&sr=8-1
    ------------------------------------
    MVPs do not work for Microsoft
    Please do not submit questions directly to me.

     
    Cris Hanna [SBS MVP], Jan 6, 2009
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