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Hi

I am a little confuesed. Hopefully someone can shed some light for me.  I'm trying to spec up a server upgrade.  Basically we need Windows 2003 Server running Exchange 2003.  The windows 2003 box will be a pure Exchange box.  No file shares etc.  To I need to purchase Windows 2003 Server CALs along with Exchange 2003 CALs?

Also if the answer is that I only need to purchase the exchange licence would I then need to purchase the Windows 2003 Server CAL if I used Sharepoint Services on the server at a later point?

Thanks in Advance for info
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There are three rules with Microsoft licenseing.

1. Get three opinions - you will get four answers
2. Get it in writing
3. The most expensive option will be the "correct" one.

I believe that you will have to purchase Windows 2003 CALs and Exchange 2003 CALs. Use the Windows 2003 CALs in per seat and you will not have to purchase more for any additional Windows 2003 servers.
What else do you have on the network? You cannot have a pure Exchange 2003 server - it will need a domain controller.
If you already have a 2003 DC with CALs then you don't need to purchase any more, unless you don't have enough.

Simon.
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THanks very much for advice
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