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user CAL's question for windows server 2003

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If I upgrade my server from 2003 32 bit to 2003 64bit do I have to repurchase usercals or can I use the same ones I have now?
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Question by:dustinwk
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I can't find any concrete proof for you, but looking through our Microsoft products list the only CALs are Windows 2003 Server CALs, no mention of 64bit edition or anything like that.  I'm 99.9% certain you can use those same CALs.
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You can call the CAL a piece of paper that entitles you to use the software.
Any version of Windows Server 2003 can be used with the Windows Server 2003 CAL.
Ex: WS Standard 2003 x32, WS Standard 2003 x64, WS Enterprise 2003 x32, WS Enterprise 2003 x64.
Same CAL's.

Read the answer for the 4th question.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/priclicfaq.mspx
More info.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/caloverview.mspx
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by:Jay_Jay70
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dustinwk,

you cannot upgrade to 64 bit, its entirely different product.......however, purchased CAL's as mentioned are applicable for both versions

Regards,

James
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