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Not enough CALS for network

phram3z asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hey experts, this will be a pretty quick question, i'm running windows 2000 server and have currently the standard 5 CALS. I have just tried to add 2 more computers to the network and both give the network message in the bottom right - "network cable unplugged". Is this normal, if i buy more cals will these computers 'find' the network. Also I was wanting to know if the number of CALS includes the server or is it 4 client computers + the server.
Thanks ppl, phram3z

btw i just remembered, is there any way to determine how many CALS a server has apart from looking at the sticker on the front =P
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Cals are typically either per server or per seat.  Most of the time per seat.  5 cals= 5 per user/computer connections.  You have the server license when you purchase windows server.  

I would rely on my software purchase history for determining what you are legal to run as far as licensing.  Maybe you purchased the server pre loaded with OEM software (maybe dell)?

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