If i have 4 servers and i purchase 1 2008 Server Pack which comes with 5 cals, can i install those on the all 4 servers?

Posted on 2009-07-15
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If i have 4 servers and i purchase 1 2008 Server Pack which comes with 5 cals, can i install those on the all 4 servers?
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No. Otherwise how can MS make money? ;-)

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andrewc2189 earned 500 total points
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No. If you purchased Windows Server 2008 Standard that only covers the 1 server. The CAL's (Client Access License" only cover how many Use's or Devices that can connect to it. The CAL's tend to be somewhat lenient and operate more on the honor code. You may be able to install Server 2008 on the other machines but your licensing doesn't legally cover it.

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