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We need to add a SQL server to our existing Windows 2003 network. Currently the network consists of a windows 2003 server -  30 user cals. We intend adding a new server which will need to have an SQL processor license due to the software application requirements. The Operating system for this server will obviously be windows 2003 BUT how may user cals must it have???  Are the Windows 2003 standard 5 user cals sufficient?

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David Todd earned 1500 total points
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Hi,

Properly speaking this is a question for your closest Microsoft Licencing helpdesk.

How are the Windows Licenced? Per seat? From memory, once a client has a Windows client cal, that client is entitled to access any windows server on their network.

If Windows clients wont connect to the server, but only SQL clients will connect to SQL, then to my mind you don't need cals for Windows Clients.

HTH
  David
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