Hello IT Experts,
I have 4 servers (details below) in my network and 24 client computers ( Most clients have XP Pro with about 3 that have 2000
2 Windows 2000 servers one of which is the DC with exchange and the web site, the others are a fax server, and remote server
1 windows 2003 server which is the new one I am in process of setting up. This will be our SQL server.
How should I have my CALs licesing setup?? (obviously the least licenses that I have to purchase the better.
The DC is using Microsoft SBS and when I bring up the licensing it says unlimited with 31 in uses plus 5 for Terminal Services.
I just found the licensing is actually in the remote server 45 total Server CAL's, 30 for the DC, 10 for the Fax Server, and 5 for the remote. I am showing that of the 45 that a negative 13 have been reached. Not sure what this means. Because when I go into it farther it has Server - 30 with 19 reached, Server2 - 10 purchased with 12 reached, remote server - 5 with 5 reached. They are all server CAL's. I also have 30 CAL's purchased for Exchange server with 10 reached. When I add all this together I do not come up with the negative 13 that it has.
The the new 2003 server I purchased 15 CAL's I am now wondering if I even need them. And in setting up this server should I set it up as per server or per device/user?
Then, I would like to know how many CAL's I should have for my network??? Can I get less? Should I have the servers in per server more? per user mode? Not even sure if this is possible with Server 2000. What would be my best bet as far as having my licensing setup?? Thanks for your help