I am totally confused with CAL Licenseing of Microsoft and need to figure it out. We have a Domain Controller of windows server 2003 standard edition and 26 windows xp professional systems that are authenticated with this domain controller. i have the following queries.
1- Does a windows server 2003 Standard edition comes up with 5 CAL licneses included?
2- if the system is only a domain controller for 26 workstation, do i need to have 26 CALs just to be authenticate username/password from domain?
3- In simple words does the CAL is the total no. of computers except domain controller in an organization?
4- does the remote desktop connection to the server for management purposes only require a CAL License?
5- if i host an internal website on that server, do i need CAL Licenses for the employees to access the server using web?
The specified windows server 2003 standard edition is just a domain controller and internal DNS Server. no print, filesharing, or terminal services are running on it.