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Windows 2003/2008 CAL license

I am having two question regarding windows 2003/2008 client license.

1) Having windows 2003 with IIS configured in our network. we using this server as a web-server. my network is a workgroup network. totally 50 windows xp client accessing this web-server. for this setup i need to buy a 50 CAL license for windows 2003?

2) If i use windows 2003 web edition  in my network and the same 50 client accessing this server. for this setup i need to buy a CAL license fro this setup?
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1 - You will need the 50 2003 CALs. You need 1 CAL for every user that connects to the server - does not matter if they are on the same network/domain/workgroup or not.

2 - I assume you meant 2008? Same answer as above only you need 2008 CALs

The best solution to any licensing question should be to contact the actual vendor for the answers to licensing.
No one on EE can answer this question properly as terms may be different depending on your agreement with them. You need to call MS or your vendor to make sure you are licensed properly.
it's simple!!

You need 50 cals for 2003
and 50 cals for 2008.

Call MS or vendor if you wish but that's how it is!!
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