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Type of CALs needed?

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I am having trouble determining exactly what type of CALs I am supposed to have for the servers in our small business.  We currently have the following servers in place:

1 x Windows Small Business Server 2003 (NOT R2)
1 x Windows 2003 Server Standard R2 as a combined Oracle database/application server
1 x Windows 2003 Server Standard R2 as a combined SQL 2005 database/application server

We have SBS 2003 CALs for all users.  The other two servers users access only through the clients applications for the databases on those machines.  Do we need user CALs for the two Windows Standard servers, or do the SBS 2003 CALs allow users to access these machines as well without separate CALs?
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1. SBS CALS: what kind are they device cals or user cals.

With device CALs, you acquire a CAL for every device--such as laptops, desktop computers, and Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones--that needs access to your server.

With user CALs, you acquire a CAL for individuals who are given named access to your server.

2. Now how do your users access your application meaning to say yes via the application but are they domain accounts or just local users created in SQL? You need to see that the CAL requirements for the 2 servers individually. As SBS CAL will not cover them.

3. SQL licensing separately as above

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SBS CALs are user CALs since we have many more devices than actual users.

The SQL application is Dynamics CRM, so they access it using Outlook 2003 using their domain accounts.  The Oracle application server uses domain accounts for authentication via LDAP.  SQL Server is licensed for 1 processor, so I don't need SQL CALs.

So what you are saying is that we require a user CAL for EVERY server on our network?  As in 3 user CALs per user?

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I think in user mode you dont pay on server based connection i think we;ll have to get a microsoft licensing specialist to advise.
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