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Exchange for 150 users but only 10 desktops connecting to the domain

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I have a customer who primarily uses webmail.  I want to set them up on exchange (OWA) and I think they would be a GREAT candidate for SBS (2003 or 2008?).  But they have about 150 people using email but only approx 10-15 desktops needing domain access.  I know SBS is good for "75 desktop users" (according to MS website) but is there not a way to distinguish between an exchange user or "desktop users"?  I'm trying to avoid a full blown exchange server....any help or recommendations would be great.  

thanks in advance!
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Philip Elder earned 125 total points
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Users are users. You will need CALs for everyone that will simultaneously access the server.

So, if only 25 people at a time including the desktops are connected, then you need 25 CALs.

If you need more than the SBS limit of 75, then look into Essential Business Server: http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/default.aspx.

If you are an I.T. provider, look to SPLA to provide licensing: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/licensing/default.mspx

We are on SPLA, and it may fit for this particular situation where they pay you a monthly fee for their hosted services whether the hardware is in your shop or theirs.

Another option would be hosted Exchange: www.ownwebnow.com where a low monthly fee would give them compliance, archiving, OMA, OWA, Outlook Anywhere, etc.

Philip
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You need to migrate them to another platform.  With 150 users the company is violating licensing.
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they arent using it yet.  as i said........... "I want to set them up on exchange (OWA) and I think they would be a GREAT candidate for SBS (2003 or 2008?)"
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OWA requires a full CAL... so you cannot do this with SBS.  You can look into EBS though - that supports up to 300 users (though I've heard some conflicting reports that it goes as high as 500).
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