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Exchange Implementation


We are planning an email system implementation, most likely Exchange for a real estate office.  They have about 10 employees, the rest are considered Agents (about 125 with potential for more).  Each Agent has a cubicle in one of four physical locations, that they use for a few hours a day.  Agents are not employees.

It seems since they work onsite, the Exchange External Connector is not a licensing option.  Would you agree?  

They do not need access to any server resources in our office, other than Exchange (email, contacts, calendars).  There is a NAS that does very basic file sharing.  

The cost to implement Exchange would require not only Exchange CALs, but also Std Server CALs as well.  Am I correct in this thinking?  

Any pointers or suggestions for implementing this without both CALs for every user, or if we need CALs, any particularly cost effective way to do so?

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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Best option is to use office 365. It is cheap and hassle free. Which is an online cloud solution and highly suitable for small org.

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James HIT DirectorCommented:
Well, to answer your question....

Your scenario requires 10 Exchange CAL's and 10 Server CAL's (user or device)

Since those non-employees connect to Exchange, you can use the External Connector license for them.

Keep in mind that no one here is qualified to truly answer MS Licensing questions and if you are unsure, just call them up.
compsol1993Author Commented:
Thanks for the explanation
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