Windows 2008 Server CALs

Hi. We have a number of multifunction printers on our network.  I have had conflicting information as to whether these devices need their own CAL.  I was under the impression that the User CALs who use the printer cover this.  Is that correct?
philwood12Asked:
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Luis MouraCommented:
I guess printers don't need CALS
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StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
I Presume your talking Remote Desktop CALs? These  are either per user or device, User being the total number of users who have the ability to access your terminal servers. Device being the total amount of devices that have the ability to access your terminal servers eg laptop & desktops not printers
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KimputerCommented:
Normal user CAL needed, see here for explanation from a MS Technet blog entry:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/volume-licensing/archive/2014/03/10/licensing-how-to-when-do-i-need-a-client-access-license-cal.aspx?pi69947=4

While it's filed under Volume Licensing, it doesn't mean that a User CAL is needed in a Volume License environment  and suddenly not in OEM/Retail (that doesn't make any sense)
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philwood12Author Commented:
Hi Stuart. No, I'm talking about Windows Server 2008 CALs.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
multi function printers on our network.  I have had conflicting information as to whether these devices need their own CAL.  I was under the impression that the User CALs who use the printer cover this. as just a printer it is a peripheral device and does not require a CAL, if you scan to the LAN it does need a CAL. So it depends upon your usage.. just as a printer (NO) anything else that would require authentication to the network then Yes
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