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CAL, User, Device, Help!!!

Posted on 2009-04-07
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Hi all,

I'm bulding a new server, will be a dns server, dhcp server, i will work simply with active directory and file sharing...and the server will host a web application.

I need licenses for the 30 pc i will connect with my server in the LAN?

If i use it as a SQL server...i need licenses for SQL for the clients?
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by:tigermatt
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In addition to the base Server Operating System license, you need to purchase Client Access Licenses. These license each connection by a node (a user or a device) to access the server and its resources.

CALs can be bought in two forms - a "User" CAL licenses one person to access the server from ANY device. A "device" CAL licenses ANY user to access the server from one device (workstation, PDA etc.). You don't state how many users will be hung off the server, so I can't tell you which approach would be the most suitable for purchasing CALs. The usual approach is Per-User CAL licensing though, as that will allow the users to connect to the server from any PC.

Hosting a web site available to the public anonymously does not require CAL licenses; CALs are only required when authentication and credential exchange with the server takes place.

-Matt
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by:netskyb0
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So i need them even if i use a simple 2003 domain?
And if i have a server without domain?
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by:tigermatt
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The Active Directory configuration of the server does not affect this, nor does the complexity of the domain configuration. If a user is authenticating to the server, that session NEEDS a valid CAL.

This applies even if the server is not in a domain but a workgroup, since user's will still authenticate to the server through local user accounts.

-Matt
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by:netskyb0
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What you mean "local user accounts"....and if is a domain account hosted on serveR?...LOL..this is my last question about it!!
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The same applies whether the user is authenticating using a local- or a domain-based user account. The point I was making before was that it doesn't matter if the server is running in a domain or not; if it's in a domain, users will authenticate using a domain account. If it's in a workgroup, users will authenticate using a local user account.

The fact users are authenticating indicates CALs are required.

-Matt
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