Solved

Extra Windows Server - more licenses?

Posted on 2007-12-07
1
179 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi,
Here's the current setip:
- 1 x Windows 2003 SBS Server - 40 Licenses installed
- 1 x Windows 2003 Standard (setup as Terminal Server) - 13 Terminal Server licenses
(from what it tells me on the admin license screens on the servers)
(we have 30 Client PCs and 10 Wyse Terms - the PC's don't use the TS)

ANyways - the SBS server is maxed out - does "everything" and can't cope. So I want to buy a new Server to act as the File Server - which will remove the majority of the issues.

So, my question is, do I need to purchase more CALs / anything apart from a server with Server 2003? - it will be the same user base etc that will access it.

I have considered going down the NAS Appliance route so I know that's an alternative - but so I can give various cost options to my boss etc etc.

Many thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:none-other
[X]
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
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Billber earned 20 total points
ID: 20431963
I would call Microsoft to have this question answered.  Licensing is always changing.

That being said, the last time I had a definitive answer with respect to your question, USER CALS are only required for FILE and PRINT services.

Bill
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

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

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This is a high-level webinar that covers the history of enterprise open source database use. It addresses both the advantages companies see in using open source database technologies, as well as the fears and reservations they might have. In this…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…

717 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