Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Do stand-alone devices such as net printers need licenses on a Server 2003 domain?

Posted on 2007-03-27
1
235 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hello,

We have a client who owns a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SBS machine and are having some issues in terms of licensing on the domain. IN particular, we are wondering if non-human operated devices, such as printers, are in need of licenses? We are having some strange issues on this domain and are wondering if one or two of our network printers are being seen as clients on the domain and the 2003 Server may be locking others out from access on the server.
0
Comment
Question by:FASTECHS
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Dinga84 earned 500 total points
ID: 18804089
No, CAL's (CLIENT access licences) are only needed for the CLIENT.

What issues are you having.

You can also check your licence usage from the server management console, it will tell you your installed licences, currently used licences, and maximum used licences.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

828 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