windows 2003 CAL and exchange 2003 CAL

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Shawn, May 24, 2007.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    I am confused by windows 2003 PER USER and PER DEVICE CAL. We have 50
    worksations in the Active Directory doman (one server for DC and file
    server). We use one user "user1" log on those workstation and running our own
    testing application. After testing, we need save data to file server. How
    many CAL do we need assuming file server is configured per seat? only ONE if
    we use PER USER.

    for Exchange 2003, if 30 user only access email through OWA(web access). DO
    we need Exchange CAL for 30 users?


    Shawn, May 24, 2007
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  2. Shawn

    Jeremy Guest

    Per user is not per NAMED user, it is per concurrent connection. Per device
    fundamentally takes the server out of the equation and assumes that the
    device is licensed to access any number of server. Search this forum for
    CAL and see the thread entitled Windows server 2003 CALS. There is a fairly
    in-depth discussion there.



    If you have 30 users who will access mailboxes on Exchange you need 30 CALs
    regardless of how they access it.
    Jeremy, May 25, 2007
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