SBS 2008 license

Hi, when i get SBS 2008 std with 5 cals and if i buy another 5 cals to support 10 users, can i still create 15 mailboxes for 15 users or more? IS this cals related to no. of users in AD and Exch Mailboxes?
joyjohnAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
If you choose the per-user CAL model (as compared to the per device model) then each CAL is assigned to a user. That user and only that user can access resources on the SBS server. So, if you will have 15 users accessing Exchange then you will need 15 CALs. You can't legally rotate out or try to hide your user count.

-Cliff
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TBK-ConsultingCommented:
You can also choose the per-device CAL model instead which means only 10 machines can access the server, and you can have more than 10 users, but they can only use those 10 specific machines to connect ...
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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
thanks Cliff.
is there any proper article or document on this?
For sbs2008 do i need to enter the cals key on server or its just paper based to keep record. thanks
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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
Thanks TBK, what about if users are accessing email remotely via owa or Outlook anywhere, on this case i think its better to select per-user CAL.
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TBK-ConsultingCommented:
Yes it would be better to do per user CAL, it's almost always better to use per-User CALs ...
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TBK-ConsultingCommented:
on 2008 btw there is a key code to enter, not paper, so you have to order it and then you get the license code to enter into License Manager
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
With SBS 2008 it is paper based. As far as documentation on how CALs work and are assigned, that is always in  a document Microsoft calls a PUR (Product Use Rights) and is kept on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website. Bing Microsoft Volume Licensing PUR and you should get a link right away. I'm mobile at the moment or I'd do so and paste the link myself...

-Cliff
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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
thanks, where do i check this info whether server is setup with per user or per device on sbs2008
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TBK-ConsultingCommented:
THe license manager should tell you that
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Sorry TBK, the license manager went away with 2008. SBS 2003 and *EBS* (not SBS) had it, but SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 are paper only.

-Cliff
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joyjohnAuthor Commented:
ya that what i thought.
any other way to know whether its on per user or device, thanks
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
The first 5 CALs (that come with the server) can be user or device. Since it is paper based you choose, document, and that is what they are. Subsequent CALs are based on what you purchase and will be included with the CAL paperwork you receive when you make the purchase. Again, you document based on the purchase you made. There is no way, in the console, to tell you what CALs are what model.

In rare cases, it even makes sense to mix and match user vs device, but documentation in those instances becaomes a bit hairy, so unless you have a required need, I recommend against it.

-Cliff
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