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Which User CAL's for SBS 2008

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We are a small business (not an IT business) and I am the in-house IT Administrator. We're purchasing a server and going to install SBS 2008 on it.

I'm planning to purchase "Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition - OEM" from NewEgg.com (Item# N82E16832116804). I also need to buy 15 more user CAL's (client access licenses) to meet our needs. I see two items at NewEgg and there's about a $60 price difference each. The description is as follows:

1. Microsoft 6UA-00544 Windows Small Bus CAL Ste 2008 English 1pk DSP OEI 5 Clt User CAL (no media, License only) - OEM  - $302.99
2. Microsoft 6UA-00105 Win Small Business Server 2008 CAL Suite English MLP 5 Clt AddPak User CAL (no media, License only)  - $365.99

Any idea which one I need?
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Before we tackle your main question, I see you intend to purchase SBS 2008 but you are buying Windows 2008 Standard Edition.  These are different!  Please change.
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Huh, look at it again.

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The 1st version of the license is DSP.  DSP means “Delivery Service Partner.” It is a version of OEM software used by smaller computer manufacturers and system builders.

The 2nd version of the license is MLP. MLP means Microsoft License Pak and is essentially like the retail version of the license.

Since you will be ultimately buying the OEM copy of SBS, you'll want the DSP license pack.
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Wow it must be Friday...
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Thanks for your help. While it won't affect me, do you happen to know if both versions would activate on the version of SBS that I'm purchasing?
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I'm sorry, I don't for sure.  I would guess that Yes, both would activate but that is just a guess.
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Just a quick update here. I'm waiting to close this question until we enter our licenses just to make sure they are the right ones. And we are waiting to make sure we're happy with the way the server is setup before we do our activation and licenses.
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Thanks for the update.
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I didn't realize that SBS 2008 doesn't required you to enter licenses, unlike SBS 2003. I'm pretty sure we did get the correct licenses. Now going to close this question. Thanks for the great information.
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Thanks for another great answer.
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