Win2K Server & XP Pro licensing question (easy points!)...
Posted on 2003-03-06
Please advise on the following scenario (multi-part question)...
I purchase a server with Windows 2000 Server that includes 5 Client Access Licenses. I also purchase 10 workstations with Windows XP Professional. I expect to have 5 other, "external" users connect through Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Advanced Client in Application Services mode; not Remote Administration mode) over the web each of which will be using either Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home or Windows XP Pro.
1) Not including the "external" users, do I need to purchase 5 more Client Access Licenses to be legal for my internal network?
2) Do I need to purchase Terminal Services licensing to accomodate the 5 "external" users of the web interface?
3) Does the use of XP Home in the "internal" LAN environment affect the number of CALs required to be legal?
4) Any other obvious question I'm not asking but should be!!
Thanks and I look forward to your collective input!!