How many CALs will we require for Domain Implementation ?
Posted on 2008-11-12
Hi friends !
I am working as System Administator in an education institute. I have intermediate knowledge on installing, configuring and managing Windows Servers i.e. DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, Exchange, ISA, IIS and RRAS. But when it comes to licenses, I find myself weak in that particular area.
We want to switch from workgroup model to domain model. For that I suggested my IT staff to use Windows 2003/2008 Server Enterprise Edition. We will install Active Directory and DNS on that server. Now, the institute has purchased one WIndows 2008 Enterprise Edition and that comes with 5 CAL by default.
We have approx 500 employees and the same number of licensed Windows XP/Vista machines. So we will have 500 domain user accounts. In this regard, I have following short queries:
1. How many domain users can I create in Active Directory (installed on Windows 2003/2008 Enterprise Edition) ?
2. How many licenses will be required in my case ( 500 Workstations and the same number of domain users) ?
3. What type of license will be required and what will be the price per license ?
Please help me by answering these queries.