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SBS 2003 CAL ISSUE

Posted on 2011-03-25
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I think we are running out of CALs and it is causing my monitoring/reporting to freak out. Couple questions...

1) How to tell if you are per device or per user? (I think there is no way to tell, but I saw the word User on of the the paper CALS, so I'm guessing it's per user)
2) If it is per device or per user...is that per user/device in active directory, or user/devices that are actively online?
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Take a look at Server Manager -> Licensing

1. You most probably will be on per user

2. You max usage will be on concurrent connectivity

Please see the following link for more info: http://blogs.technet.com/b/asksbs/archive/2008/05/05/demystifying-maximum-usage-of-cals-in-sbs-2003.aspx
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Just to clarify when your server was installed and the CALS were bought it will specify on there if it was per user or per device, this will determine what type of cal licensing you have within your organisation. I'm not sure whether you will be able to get hold of OEM CALS now, I suppose your only option is eOpen SBS 2008 CALS and downgrade them to be installed on your server.

Hope that helps.
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That was a really helpful article....why couldn't someone have broken it down that easily before lol!?!
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100% accurate/helpful answer.
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Your welcome :)
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