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I have 35 users named on my AD but have only 15 to 20 logged in at any given time, Are the CALs for concurrent users or do I have to buy CALs  for the maximum of registered users ?
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CALs are not concurrent. Nor are they "maximum." You assign a user CAL to a person. And a device CAL to a device. It is a subtle distinction between that and a figurative maximum, but can matter if you have a high turnover work force, as CALs can only be transferred under certain conditions.
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I have people working 1 day a week some others 2 days and on top I have a high turnover. What do I do ?
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Buy a CAL for each of them. Or consider device CALs if appropriate.
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Pick whichever is the lesser of the two. If you had 10 rotating employees accessing 3 computers you would purchase 3 device CALs.  If you have 5 employees but 10 devices, purchase 5 user CALs.
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