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    Which way to licence server 2003

    Right, bit of a grey area for me and I would really appreciate anyone who can clear his up -

    I currenly am looking to replace my PDC with new hardware, do I need a new server 2003 licence if I decomission the old server with 2003 on it after the swap?

    If I need a new licence will I need new CALs?

    Currently all PCs have there own licences brought with the PCs no VL or similar.


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    Depends on the original 2003 server licence how did you buy that?.

    Ben

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    I didnt, was here before I started (no help I know lol)

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    Chances are you're probably running an OEM version of 2003 Server and you can buy a VL version for about £60.

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    2008 licence from Ramesys is £54

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    Thanks Guys,

    So no CALs are needed?

    How easy is it to move from a 2003 enviroment to 2008? Many diferences or is it pretty much 2003 but better?

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    You can use 2003 by buying a 2008 server licence therefore no new cals required.

    If you upgrade to server 2008 you will need new cals.

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    Sorted, thanks again

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    I'd only recommend 2008 Server if you're running XP SP3 or Windows Vista, otherwise there's little benefit upgrading to 2008. With Windows 7 on the horizon however, that also is a good enough reason to start deploying 2008 Server.

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    Moving from 2003 to 2008 is very easy, I've found general file transfers is a lot better, much better group polices stuff also



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