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How to setup CALs on our network?

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Hello. We are setting up a new 2003 SBS and have problems understand the terms of the licensing and which (per user or per device) will be best for us. We have 3 other servers and they all use the same Windows Admin logon and password as the domain server (which will be our new 2003 SBS when it's setup). Can I still use per-user with this scenario but have 3 separate CALs - one for each server - in per-user licensing? Can concurrent connections with the same account in AD logon with separate CALs?

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The great thing about SBS - it's CALs cover all other servers in your network - except Terminal Services CALs.  Of course, that means you have to basically toss out any existing CALs (other than terminal Server CALs) and purchase new SBS CALs.
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Ok this still doesn't really answer my question. We are a software development company and have the same Windows logon info for all of our testing machines too. They are all logged on most of the time to the network. How will this work with CALs?
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It doesn't matter - CALs are not technically tied to a user name or computer - they are legally tied to a device (for a device CAL) or to a user (not user name) for user CALs.  

Though if you are a software development company why are you do this with a production domain?  Shouldn't you be TESTING things on a TEST network?  Microsoft offers the Developer Network (MSDN) with subscriptions that include all the software you need to test your products with Microsoft applications.
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The simplest answer about CALs is appreciated. Thanks.
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Thanks, Leew. We are aware of MSDN but it's really not that relevant for our type of production. Our software is not dependent nor connected in any way to the network. We just like to have our testing computers on the network for shared folders and internet access. We are really a simple company. :) Thanks a lot.
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