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.
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
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?
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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