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What cals do I require?

Can I just confirm something?  I am going to purchase two new servers:

1 running Exchange  Windows server 2003
1 running Active Directory  Windows server 2003

What licenses do I require for 200 users e.g. do I require two sets of Cals for each server?  Does Exchange require additional licenses to Windows server?  In which case do I need two sets of licenses for the Exchange server alone.    
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richrussellCommented:
in this situation you will need to purchase the following:

1x Exchange server licence
2x Windows Server Licence
200x Windows Server 2003 User CAL
200x Exchange User CAL

Reference:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/overview.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sam/lic_cal_exchange_server.mspx

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PeteJThomasCommented:
As a secondary note, I would definitely purchase Exchange 2007 CALs, as they are perfectly ok to use with Exchange 2003, and if you ever upgrade to 2007 you don't need to buy any more CALs. This could save a fair amount of money in the future!
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DHPBilcareAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the comments.

Out of interest are Exchange CALS transferable?  

We currently have an old Exchange Small Business Server.
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PeteJThomasCommented:
I don't know if it's completely off the table, or allowed under certain circumstances, but If it is allowed sometimes, I would've thought NOT in your case.

a) SBS is almost like a different product, rather than an older/newer version of the same product.
b) No doubt you're upgrading Exchange (?) and CALs for older versions are definitely not transferable to newer versions (hence my suggestion to buy Exch 2007 CALs for use with Exch 2003).

That's how I see it anyway!
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DHPBilcareAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that.

We are a growing company and looking to integrate with our parent company.  Thus, we are moving Exchange and AD onto seperate servers (currently housed on one SBS) and also moving onto Windows 2003 server.
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PeteJThomasCommented:
Gotta keep up with the times eh?!

I always prefer setups with seperate DCs and Exchange servers anyway. Never liked SBS, although some people seem to have no problems with it at all!

Good luck with everything, let me know if you have any further queries on this topic you'd like an explanation for...
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