Licensing - 2003 Server SBS + 2003 Server Standard
Posted on 2007-08-09
I've sort of asked this before, but I don't fully understand it yet, so here it goes 1 more time:
Currently, we have 1 server w/ SBS running. We're looking to purchase a 2nd server. I understand that it must be 2003 Standard since you can only have 1 SBS running.
Now, we currently have 20 CALs on SBS. So my question(s) are:
1) Do all CALs on SBS apply to any Standard installs? i.e. Will I need to purchase additional licenses if I install 2003 Server Standard on a new machine.
2) On Dell, HP, etc, when you purchase the OS w/ the server, they come with a minimum of 5 CALs. Is there a way to purchase just the OS w/out any additional licenses? If not, can I apply those CALs to the SBS server (that is, if #1 holds true).
Basically I need to know whether or not separate licenses are required for Standard Edition and whether or not any Standard Edition licenses can be applied to SBS.