Windows Server 2000 file server

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi. The company I work for have just purchased a secondhand server and it has a Windows Server 2000 COA on the side. We want to use it as a file server and run an active directory from it.

My question is, do we need to purchase additional licenses in order to be able to use it for this purpose? We have 20 people using the network from different computers.
Question by:craigdev
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    The COA allows you the Server license, but you would need either 20 user cals, or 20 device cals (if users=computers) in order to access the server legally.

    The current licensing overview is found here:
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    Thanks for clearing that up
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    very welcome.

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