Windows 2003 Licensing Confusion
Posted on 2003-11-12
We are currently running 6 W2K servers in a native-mode AD. We have sufficent W2K CALS, on a per seat basis, to cover all our users.
We are thinking of replacing two of the W2K servers completely......new hardware, and going to W3K server, standard edition on both.
Will we then have to buy all new W3K cals or will our current W2K CALS cover us?
Put another way, if we bring W3K online, do that render all our current W2K CALS useless.......and needing to be replaced at addtional cost beyond that of the OSs themselves?
Living down the road from the 800 lb. Gorilla.......and feeling the pain.