SBS 2003 R2 CALs
Posted on 2009-07-05
I support an organization consisting of 35-40 volunteers working 10-12 at a time in 2 shifts 3 days a week. In planning a client/server network, it seemed appropriate to implement the licensing using device CALs.
I order SBS 2003 R2 and 10 device CALs through TechSoup and received a package of CDs directly from Microsoft. I installed the software and used the wizards to add 2 users and 12 computers. I then started adding the clients to the domain one at a time. After the first 2, I examined the licensing information in Server Management and saw that I had 5 licenses with a max of 2 used.
I then added 2 more clients, but the licensing information didn't change. I'm now assuming that the CALs used were user CALs.
In checking the Microsoft FAQs, I found the following:
Q. Are the five CALs that come with the server license per device or per user?
A. For these first five CALs, you get to choose. At the top of the CAL Microsoft Software
License Terms in the retail packaging, you can choose to allocate these CALs to users
As I never received any "retail packaging," I have no idea how to configure the 5 enclosed CALs. There doesn't seem to be any links in Server Manager to this information.
Any ideas on how to set all the CALs to device CALs, including the first 2, assuming they're user CALs.