I am trying to get our licensing within the legal constraints that Microsoft defines. After looking into purchasing a new server and SQL 2005, this has raised a few questions. Actually...a lot of questions. But I'll give you just one and leave it open ended.
"Please explain Microsoft licensing..."
Ok, maybe that's a little too open ended. What I'm looking for is some best practices when it comes to Windows OS, Windows Server, and other MS software. Volume licensing? Pre-installed OEM? CALs? Cost-effective Solutions? What's required? What's legal?
Here's a little bit about our environment to help you give better examples:
- 5 Servers running Server 2003 Standard
-SQL Database Server
-Remote Office File/Print Server
- About 100 workstations running Windows XP Pro
- Various levels of MS Office (2000 to 2007, Basic to Pro)
Thanks for your help. Hopefully this will help others also.