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I want to know How many CAL i need  purchase if I will have a Exchange 2013 with 400 Mails boxes?
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You need a CAL for each user mailbox.

Resource mailboxes (Room and Equipment) and Shared Mailboxes do not require a CAL.

So, it is basically a CAL for each user that accesses Exchange. If you have 400 users, then you need 400 CALs.

There are device CALs for Exchange but I never seen anyone use this model.

Lots of great FAQs on Exchange licensing can be found here.
https://products.office.com/en-us/exchange/microsoft-exchange-licensing-faq-email-for-business
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Take a look at the links below regarding the Exchange licensing model.

Basically you will need a CAL for every user that has a mailbox. Enterprise CALS are not required but provide additional features.

https://products.office.com/en-us/exchange/microsoft-exchange-server-licensing-licensing-overview


https://products.office.com/en-us/exchange/microsoft-exchange-licensing-faq-email-for-business

Will.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Every HUMAN BEING that accesses a mailbox on the exchange server needs a mailbox.  Not user account.  Not mailbox.

That said:
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