Windows Server and Exchange CALs

Quick question:

I've built a new network which includes several windows server 2008 VMs and exchange 2010.

On my test bench everything seems to work okay, 2 test clients can join the domain and can send and receive emails.

The thing is, I haven't (as yet) installed any device / user CALs.

I'm implementing this network tomorrow on a test basis in an environment of 20 users.  Will it work or do I need to get device / user CALs??

Cheers, Andy
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Larry LarmeuPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
For legality purposes, you must have the proper CAL purchased for each device or client that you intend to access the servers.  The server will function without them, though.
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andrewprouseAuthor Commented:
I am using Action Pack licences (windows & exchange) while this is in the 'testing phase'.

Do I need to purchase the client / device CALs before I test or when testing is complete?

Cheers, Andy
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Larry LarmeuPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I believe Action Pack includes 10 CALs for most products.
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andrewprouseAuthor Commented:
So in a 'test environment', if I exceed 10 clients everything will still work but will not be legal.

Is that correct?
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Larry LarmeuPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Yes.  At no point will the software force you to enter CALs, but if you were to be audited you would be responsible for providing the CALs for each client using the system.
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andrewprouseAuthor Commented:
Brill...thanks.
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