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    Exchange Licensing...

    As with all MS licensing terms, I get terribly confused. We just bought a new exchange standard server (we were using a 3rd party previously).

    Am I right in thinking that if I buy exchange standard, that includes licensing for howeveer many CALs we already have for Server 2003? ie: I have bought exchange, do I now need to buy CALs to use outlook/owa?

    Also, if I look in \servername\clientapps\ will I find outlook? If so, can I install that on all machines (assuming I have appropriate server2k3 cals as above)?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: Exchange Licensing...

    No, you need Exchange CAL's for your client along with Windows Server CALs. An Exchange CAL count as an Outlook license too.

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    Re: Exchange Licensing...

    Thanks Geoff

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    Re: Exchange Licensing...

    Another question - does exchange come with any CALs built in like Server 2003 does?

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    Re: Exchange Licensing...

    AFAIK, no.

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    Re: Exchange Licensing...

    Exchange CAL's are very confusing. I phoned 3 (supposedly trained)resellers and got 3 different answers. I even phoned MS Licensing helpline and got a completely different answer. The way I now look at it is that I have got Office with Outlook, therefore I have a CAL. There is also a letter or two somewhere on this site which is supposedly from MS saying that OWA is free, even though a certain very large company tried to charge me 9 grand for them (yes, 9 grand just for OWA x 100 staff)

    MS Licensing is ridiculously confusing

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    Re: Exchange Licensing...

    MS Exchange needs CALs (unless its part os Small Business Server which yours wont be). MS Office Licences don't give you Exchange CALs as you don't have to use Outlook with Exchange and visa versa.

    Exchange now has 2 CAL types - Standard and Enterprise, choose which you want, STD is cheaper (obviously) but is missing all the nice new 2007 bits (well prob 99% of them) and Enterprise has all the new 2007 bits but costs more.

    Every user connecting to Exchange has to have a CAL, AFAIK if a user has 2 mail boxes EG there own a say a shared one for say the IT Helpdesk, that is only 1 CAL needed but I may be wrong on that bit :S



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