Server 2003 Licensing
Posted on 2005-02-24
Got a quick question about Server 2003 Licensing, I'm slightly confused.
I obviously understand the difference between Per Server and Per Device/User, but am not sure how the Devices relate to the Users in the Device/User model.
Obviously I would want to go with Device/User over Per Server in my case, being that I would have multiple 2003 servers with the potential of all my users accessing either/all of them at once.
Okay. I have 20 users and 31 machines including my other servers. The higher machine count is due to some of my development users having more than one machine they use.
The bottom line is this.. How many CALS do I need? 20 or 31? I would say 31.
I don't think I can use License Groups because they group MULTIPLE users to ONE device right? If I actually have 31 devices I would need 31 CALS right?