Windows 2008 CALS

Dear all,
I need help wiht windows 2008 CALs. Do not know which one to pick "Device CALs" "Users CALs". I have about 60 workstations + 15 servers.(One user per workstation). We are not planning to growth more than in our office. We have another office about the same side that does not need to connect or interact wiht this server (since they have their own email server) . This server role is going to be the "Email Server- on top of win2008 Enterp" . My questions is what would be better for me "Device CALs" or "Users CALs" and how many ??
Thanks for you help.
FaustinoeltinoAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

clniesenCommented:
I would buy 60 CALs - doesn't matter which you pick right now, since you have the same amount of users as you do workstations.  If you think you are ever going to have more users or more workstations, go with the licensing model that has less users or devices.  Here is microsoft's definition of which model to choose:

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/client-access-license.aspx

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It DEFINITELY matters.  Does anyone use Cell phones to get their e-mail or access the company network remotely?  If so, those DEVICES need Device CALs as well IF you chose to license by device.  I would suggest MOST LIKELY, USER CALs are what you should be getting.  Unless you have kiosk PCs and/or classroom PCs that are periodically used by people outside your company, MOST of the time, you want USER CALs.  You can mix them, so those devices (kiosk PCs and classroom PCs for example) can be licensed by device, while your employees are licensed by user.
0
Darius GhassemCommented:
No one on EE is qualified to answer questions about CALs or licenses since the licensor is the only company or person the actually can validate that you are fully licensed. I would contact the vendor on any questions about licenses since they can tell you with 100% that you are fully licensed. If you get audited and you are not fully licensed then you can get a huge fine if you didn't speak with the vendor. Becareful they are auditing a lot of companies.
0
FaustinoeltinoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the explanation. At least we know what exactly to look into. Thanks! it is all about our needs.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.