In SBS 2003 does Outlook Web Access use a CAL

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I work for a small IT consulting company and I have a client that is running Windows Sever 2003 Small Business with 10 workstations in the office.  They have 10 CAL (Client User Licenses) and ussually they have 9 or 10 users logged into the domain from the office everyday.  They have quite a few off site workers that never log into the domain and only use the Outlook Web Access.  My question is when an offsite user is logged into outlook webaccess does it use up 1 CAL or is it completely seperate from that.  Thanks.
Question by:wisconsinpc
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    In this case yes is the answer.

    Any authentication to Microsoft Active Directory requires a Client Access Licence.

    SBS Licencing works in two ways:

    User: Any user that is created requires a cal
    Device: Any computer that authenticates requires a cal
    If you have a device licence more then one user can use it to connect to the server.
    If you have a client licence the user can use multiple computers to connect to the server.

    What type of licences do they have at present/
    What are they trying to do?
    If you give us some details we can help tyou out as much as possible.

    David Houston

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