A refresher question about device / user CALs for SBS 2003
Posted on 2007-03-24
I want to double check my thinking on SBS 2003 CALs....
I remember the example of 50 employees in the warehouse and there's 5 PCs in the breakroom. There can be 50 accounts created for each user, but if you choose device CALs, you only need 5 CALs.
And if you have 5 users that bounce around to a mix of 50 PCs, cell phones, etc, you choose user CALs and only need 5 CALs.
but what if you have 50 employees in the field, each with their own laptop and there are only 5 desks in the office / only 5 laptops / users could connect at 1 time.
that takes 50 CALs no matter how you juggle it / no matter how many connect at any 1 time, right?
and if each user also has a cell phone / mobile 5 device, then you want to go with user CALs because each of those devices count as a device in the device CAL count, right?!
And I have a 5 pack of CALs that were bought before R2. The new R2 server we are putting in place would take that, right? in other words, there's no difference between / no such thing as pre R2 CALs and R2 CAls?