MS Windows Server 2003 R2 - CAL
Posted on 2007-08-07
I recently bought a Server running Microsoft Windows server 2003 R2 for my organization online. This comes with 5 CALs. I have installed an Oracle 10g database on this server. I also have an ERP application that is hosted on the same server. My department has 15 users and they all access the web based ERP application through the Intranet.
My question is, do I really need any CALs considering that I am not really using any of the server functions like directory services, authentication, security policies, domain controller etc.. I am merely using the machine as a database server and accessing an application on the server.
1. Do I need CALs at all?
2. If yes, How many more do I need to buy?
3. Does the server actually track the licenses and the number of people accessing the server?