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    Windows Server CALs

    I've just acquired a new school to my list, and with it, a plan and the parts to build and implement a second server on the system.

    We currently have one Windows 2003 server acting as DC on the network.

    The idea of the second server is to be used for storage - relieving the pressure on the first server by leaving it to do DC duties and then serving files off the second server.

    Now, I have never come across the idea of using 2 servers before, so here comes a stupid question! Will each workstation now need 2 CALs, one to access each server? Or does 1 CAL cover a machine to access as many servers as it likes?

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Re: Windows Server CALs

    Depends what sort of CALs your using.

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    Re: Windows Server CALs

    we have just done the same thing and as long as that server is on the same domain you are covered by you first set of cals. if its going to create a second domain or a sub domain then you need to buy new cals for every machine that is going to be using the new domain. I hope that helps. Exchange cals are diffrent again.

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    Re: Windows Server CALs

    Thanks for that alonebfg, sounds promising.

    @Geoff: There are different sorts of CALs? I didn't know that! I'll have to
    check out and see what sort we have.

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    Re: Windows Server CALs

    Device CALs and User CALs. The licensing model for the domain is set when you install the first domain controller.

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    Re: Windows Server CALs

    @Geoff: You forgot server CALs!

    In summary:
    * Device CALs: One per device on the domain
    * User CALs: One per user with an account
    * Server CALs: One for each concurrent connection to the server (if I remember correctly :? )

    There's also External Connector Licenses for publishing things like terminal services and Exchange to the web.

    You will most likely have device CALs (they work out cheapest for a school environment where you have less devices than users.

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    Re: Windows Server CALs

    Cheers Geoff and Ric, I'll have a look into that next week.

    :drinkers:

    Chris

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    Re: Windows Server CALs

    Quote Originally Posted by alonebfg
    we have just done the same thing and as long as that server is on the same domain you are covered by you first set of cals. if its going to create a second domain or a sub domain then you need to buy new cals for every machine that is going to be using the new domain. I hope that helps. Exchange cals are diffrent again.
    thanks mate! you have just answered my question that i was about to put on the this site!

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