SBS 2003 User Cals Needed Temporarily during upgrade to Server 2012 Environment
Posted on 2013-01-08
I picked up a client with a Window SBS 2003 network. They have completely outgrown the server and are bringing in more employees in two weeks. I plan to migrate them from the SBS 2003 world to a Full Windows 2012/Exchange 2013 world. Problem is their network is complicated with a lot of industry specific proprietary apps and such. Short story is the mirgration will take some careful planning and a bit of time to pull off with minimal distruption.
My issue is that they need more SBS user Cals asap until I can get new hardware onsite, aquire the OSes, virtualize and then migrate the clients/apps etc over.
Anyone know of any options to get the new users working on the SBS 2003 server temporarily without having to track down and then waste money on the SBS 2003 user cals for what will be 2-3 months as we migrate. I need to add about 10 users (they are at 40, so under the 75 limit). I can't have any downtime issue with the license services stopping access to the network due to a license shortage while I plan/rollout the migration.