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Should I use user or device add-on licenses?

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I am starting an office with one server and six computers and plan to use Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 R2.

I will need to purchase the 5-pack add-on licenses unfortunately, but I am not sure if I should use the user type or device type. My guess is the user type.

I have also priced them on different sites, which is difficult, because many sites have R1 but don't specify it. This is the best prices on the most trusted site I could find. Any other ideas?

http://www.viosoftware.com/SBS+2003+Standard+R2/

Thanks.

Bert
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The same CALs are used for SBS 2003 SP1 as for SBS 2003 R2.  So, that's why you can't see any difference... and if someone trys to tell you that there is and they are charging more, report them to Microsoft.

Generally you won't want device CALs unless you have shift workers... lots of folks sharing just one computer.  That's not the usual situation... so get USER CALs if you're in the norm.

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P. S.  The SKU for User CALs is T74-00002.  I think knowing that helps a lot in getting the best price:  http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=T74-00002&oe=UTF-8&lmode=online&scoring=p

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Thanks Jeff,

I think my nick should be TechSoHard : )

I believe I got the right ones. I was about to purchase the user licenses on Atomic Park, which I had found myself, but I decided to go with VioSoftware, which cost $70.00 more. I could probably spend all day trying to change it, but live and learn.

Thanks for your help.

Bert
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