Windows 2000 Server License Issues - - Per Server vs. Per Seat ???
Posted on 2005-04-21
Help with correcting my licensing scheme. I have a domain with four servers and four sites. I have about (50) Win2K-pro clients total throughout the business. Currently set up like this (Per server) (I guess).
Branch 1 - Main Office (Domain Controller) 1-server and 25-clients. ( 30 -cals, 5 with the OS & 5 - 5 users Cals)
Branch 2 - 1-server and 5-clients. (5 -cals with the OS)
Branch 3 - 1 server and 8-clients. (10 - cals, 5 with the OS, plus 1 - 5 user)
Branch 4 - 1 server and 12-clients. (15 cals, 5 with OS, plus 2 - 5 users)
Now the users will cross from on branch to an other to the other server for data. Such as a user from branch 1 will access data at branch 2, thus making the 6th client. I was wondering should i change to PER SEAT and If so how do I do this change? If I change from per server to per seat at branch 1, does this change the other servers or do I need to change them too? Am I correct to say that with the list above I have - 4 server licenses, 20 cals plus40 additional cals with the add-ons?
Suggestions Please !!!