Solved

SharePoint 2010 standard and Enterprise CALS

Posted on 2012-03-20
3
877 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-27
We currently have a requirment to put in a SharePoint server for approx 150 users. Most users only need the features that comes with a Standard CAL, however there is about 10 users that require enterprise features. Is there a way to mix the CALS?

So all users will have a standard CAL, and only the 10 staff will have enterprise Cals?

Cheers
0
Comment
Question by:YellowbusTeam
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ImaCircularSaw
ID: 37742451
Hi Yellow,

The way I understand it is that if you want to enable enterprise features then you need to have an Enterprise Server CAL.  After you have this only users who require the use of enterprise features require and enterprise user CAL.  All other users can use a standard CAL.

Here is a lot more detail on the subject:  http://stovereffect.com/2010/06/29/sharepoint-2010-licensing-part-i-the-basics/
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
quihong earned 500 total points
ID: 37743735
Technically if you talk to your MS Rep, you can not mix SharePoint Enterprise CALs with Standard CALS.

SharePoint Enterprise Features are enabled at the FARM level, so there is no sure way for you to prevent your Standard CAL users from using a Enterprise Feature.

The official method is to have two separate SharePoint Farms - one for Standard CAL users and one for Enterprise CAL users. Obviously this will be a lot of work, so its easier to license all your users for SharePoint Enterprise, versus setting up two farms.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ImaCircularSaw
ID: 37751671
There is also no reason for you not to mix the CALs but you must police it yourself.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Hi Everyone I posted previously on how I used Orchestrator to integrate with VMware and SCSM to create or request a new VM in VMware. Now in my Self Service Portal I had a list user input option that would require me to update the list of reso…
Lync meeting or Lync conferencing is what many organizations would like to deploy to allow them save money. But companies are now giving up for various reasons, one of which is that they cannot join external meetings (non-federated company meetings)…
Viewers will learn the different options available in the Backstage view in Excel 2013.
The view will learn how to download and install SIMTOOLS and FORMLIST into Excel, how to use SIMTOOLS to generate a Monte Carlo simulation of 30 sales calls, and how to calculate the conditional probability based on the results of the Monte Carlo …

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now