Licensing - Per server or Per seat - 4 servers

I recently took over as IT and just had a server die, while re-installing 2000 server the Licensing screen is up and I need to know whether to "per server" or "per seat".  My question is, how do I tell what the other servers were set to?  I went to licensing and we have 330 purchased, but I do not see anywhere where it tells me how the other servers were setup, per server or per seat?  I assume this server needs to be set up the same, so how do I find this out?

Thanks, waiting urgently...

Apaddle
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InteraXCommented:
Hi apaddle,
The usual method is per seat. This way, you purchase a client access license for each client connecting to the server. If yo purchase per server, have 4 servers and have 50 users, then for all users to connect to all server, then you would need 4 x 50 licenses as opposed to the 50 licenses you would need using per seat.

Good Luck
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apaddleAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that's how I am leaning, but I really would like to know if there is a way to tell how the other servers were set?

Apaddle
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Debsyl99Commented:
Hi
If you logon to one of your existing servers - open licensing from administrative tools - then click on the server browser tab. This will list all the machines in the domain. Expand your servers in this list, double click on the windows server icon that will show if the license service is running on that machine, and it will tell you the licensing mode for that server. As interax has said though, per seat is the norm (and cheapest) with more than one server,

Deb :))
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apaddleAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that showed me what I thought I needed?  3 of the servers are set up as per server and 1 is set up as per seat.  The one with per seat is our Norton Antivirus server, so since it must allow each computer connection...I would assume it would be a good thing to set this new server as a per seat also?  It is our main file server and just about everybody needs to be able to access it...is this logical thinking?

Apaddle
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Debsyl99Commented:
Yes it is - very logical - There really is no benefit in having servers in per server mode if you have more than one server, unless you really want to spend a stack more money on CALS that is,
Windows 2000 Server Licensing Requirements
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/pricing/model.asp

Deb :))
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InteraXCommented:
If you have a mix of licensing modes in your domain, then you will need a stack more licenses anyway.

For all the servers licensed in per seat mode you will need a CAL for each client which authenticates via or accesses services on these servers.
For each server that is licensed in per server mode, you will need a license for each client that authenticates via or accesses services on that server aswell.

So if you have 50 clients, each accessing all of your current servers, then you will need (3 x 50) + 50 licenses, ie. 200 licenses.

You can make a change from per server to per seat mode on all the servers and then you will only need 50 CAL's. This is a one time conversion which cannot be reversed. (According to MS)

Instructions are  found at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=130632

An overview of CAL requirements. Although this is for Advanced server, I believe it applies to standard server aswell.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/advanced/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/advanced/help/choosing_a_licensing_mode.htm?id=56
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