Solved

Client Access License for Exchange server

Posted on 2006-10-26
3
227 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
Is the CAL have anything to do with Email delivery and receivng e-mail to people outside the network.  In other words, how does this CAL for Exchange work/  If I don't have enough CAL, will it stop from receiving e-mail from outside the network.  How do we add the extra CAL in our Exchange server?
0
Comment
Question by:Alexandermathew
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
CALs for Exchange are done on the honour system. You should have enough CALs to cover every seat, as it is only licensed on a per seat basis.
The only thing that could enforce CALs is the licensing logging tool. This is generally regarded as a waste of time and most people disable it. In the event of an audit it would be ignored.
Lack of CALs would not stop you from receiving email from outside.

If you need to buy more CALs then purchase them in the regular way. If you are audited you need to provide the paperwork for those CALs.

This answer does NOT apply to SBS, where CAL use is hard enforced using the license tool as there is a hard limit of 75 in SBS.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alexandermathew
Comment Utility
Where do we find information about the server version and exchange version.
I have CDs for standard and Enterprise.  If I am using the Exchange enterprise, is there any chance of hard enforcement.

All the users I created now, are not receiving e-mail from outside.  Please see the reply I received?  Is this something to do with symantec mail security?
The e-mail system was unable to deliver the message, but did not report a specific reason.  Check the address and try again.  If it still fails, contact your system administrator.
            < msecure.yyy.com #5.0.0 X-Symantec-Mail-Security; host    sbcmx5.prodigy.net[207.115.20.21] said: 553 5.3.0    <123@123.net>... Addressee unknown, relay=[208.1.211.50]    (in reply to RCPT TO command)>

Thanks for all the help.
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
Comment Utility
The only product that hard enforces CAL limits is SBS. If you are not using SBS then you will not be hard enforced.
You can make double sure by disabling the license logging service.

If you have a Symantec product on the server then that is always the first place to look. I don't hide my hostility towards all Symantec products, particularly their antivirus products. That is based on experience - they do seem to cause more problems than any other product - even taking in to account their larger user base.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

Do email signature updates give you a headache?

Do you feel like all of your time is spent managing email signatures? Too busy to visit every user’s desk to make updates? Want high-quality HTML signatures on all devices, including on mobiles and Macs? Then, let Exclaimer solve all your email signature problems today!

Join & Write a Comment

Check out this infographic on what you need to make a good email signature that will work perfectly for your organization.
Local Continuous Replication is a cost effective and quick way of backing up Exchange server data. The following article describes the steps required to configure Local Continuous Replication. Also, the article tells you how to restore from a backup…
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now