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    BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS - Licencing

    Can i just ask people in Birmingham schools about their licensing.

    How do you go about licensing XP and Server 2k3 ?

    Whenever I buy a new XP machine I buy a CAL.
    Whenever i buy a new server i buy a license for 2k3 from pugh.co.uk for about £50

    Do i need to buy XP licenses as well?

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    Yes mate.

    Well, depends if / what school agreement you have.

    A CAL (Client Access License) allows your XP license to "work" with W2K3 Server.

    An XP License allows you to legally install XP on a PC / Client machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjabeaver View Post

    Well, depends if / what school agreement you have.
    This is the thing, I don't know what agreement we have. I presumed all primary and maybe secondary schools in Birmingham would have the same agreement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Can i just ask people in Birmingham schools about their licensing.

    How do you go about licensing XP and Server 2k3 ?

    Whenever I buy a new XP machine I buy a CAL.
    Whenever i buy a new server i buy a license for 2k3 from pugh.co.uk for about £50

    Do i need to buy XP licenses as well?
    If you are not getting XP Pro or Vista business then you will needs an upgrade volume license for the machine. It needs a qualifying base OS for the upgrade (XP Home, Vista Home etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    This is the thing, I don't know what agreement we have. I presumed all primary and maybe secondary schools in Birmingham would have the same agreement.
    i normally deal with Harry Watkins at the city he tends to keep the records
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    BGfL - BGfL Homepage - BASS Software


    hth

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    If you are buying as and when you buy computers, it sounds like you simply use normal volume licensing rather than a schools agreement or similar.

    If you buy your machines with XP on them already, make sure they have XP Pro on them. If they do, then you don't need additional XP licenses. If they have XP home or Vista home then you'd need to buy XP pro/vista business upgrade licenses.

    So, that means for a network you need:

    XP Pro licenses in some form
    CALS for each accessing machine
    2k3 server licenses

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