Exchange Server's UsrCAL

I'll implement  2 Exchange Server's  for 170 user client's  thay using (outlook 2013 )

do i need

2 X ExchgSvrStd 2016 SNGL OLP NL license

and
170  X ExchgStdCAL 2016 SNGL OLP NL UsrCAL


and Outlook 2013 is it compatible with exchange server 2016 ?
Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Exchange 2016 Requires it be run on a 2012 R2 or later server.  I you only have 2008 CALs, then you NEED to replace ALL your user CALs. If you have 170 users and 2008 user CALs NOW, then you need to buy 170 Server 2016 User CALs.  That's JUST for Windows, NOT for Exchange.

Then you need 170 Exchange 2016 User CALs.

CALs are ADDITIVE in rights.  A windows server CAL gives you access to the Windows Server.  An Exchange CAL does not include access to Windows server, JUST to Exchange.

CALs are assigned to HUMAN BEINGS - not to servers.  If you have 1 server and 170 users, you need 170 User CALs.  If you 100 servers and 170 Users, you need 170 User CALs (SAME number).
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Sounds right.  CALs are assigned to Human Beings, not user accounts, so if 170 people will use Exchange, you need 170 CALs.

Yes, Outlook 2013 is compatible with Exchange 2016.
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MAS (MVE)EE Solution GuideCommented:
-->and Outlook 2013 is it compatible with exchange server 2016 ?
Yes. It is compatible.

FYI CALs are only in legal document to make sure you are entitled to access the server.
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
So what will happend if i used only 20 Exchange UsrCALs
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
So what will happend if i used only 20 Exchange UsrCALs

Then you have 150 UNUSED.

Or do you mean something else?
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
Outlook on client pcs will not connect and deliver/recive emails  ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Why not?

I'm guessing there's a translation issue here, but I'm not sure what you're talking about.  You have 170 users.  You have 170 CALs.  You only use 20 CALs.  Which means 150 people are not using exchange...
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
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There is a bit of necessary information missing here, such as what licenses you already own and of what type.  I'll make some huge assumptions and give you a scenario:

Assuming that you are using user CALs (the most common type) then you need 50 Windows Server CALs total which you should already own since you need them for your existing setup sans Exchange.  No new Windows Server CALs are needed for adding another server if they are user or device CALs.
Assuming that all 50 users will get Exchange mailboxes, you need 50 Exchange CALs.  Everyone using Exchange needs both a Windows Server CAL (which you already should own) plus an Exchange CAL.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Ok.... but you're not being clear about what you're asking... Can you clarify so we can help you?
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
What if I have windows server 2008 UsrCALs 170
And i have member server 2008 + exchange server 2007 with CALs .

 I changed exchange server to (windows server 2016 + exchange server 2016 )
do I need new Windows server UsrCALs + Exchange Server 2016 UsrCALs  ??
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
Ok.... but you're not being clear about what you're asking... Can you clarify so we can help you?

I have no idea about UsrCALs ..(server +exchange )
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I don't know how to make this more clear:

If you have 170 users of Exchange, the MINIMUM licensing you need:
1 Windows Server 2016 license
170 Windows User Client Access Licenses
1 Exchange Server 2016 license
170 Exchange Client Access Licenses.

Licenses are not for concurrent use.  If you have 170 users but only 25 ever use the server at once, you still need 170 client access licenses.
If you buy volume licenses (the only kind I recommend), then you can transfer the license to a new person or new hardware once every 90 days.

If you don't have that, you're out of compliance.  If you get caught out of compliance, you can be sued and the legal fees alone can cost more than the licenses would have - and then you would likely have to pay a settlement or judgement that was also more costly than the licenses.  So just buy the licenses if you don't have them.

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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
I have windows server 2008 r2 license  and usrCALs for 170 (Domain server)

i would upgrade Exchange server from 2007 to 2016 . (windows server + exchange )


shall i keep Domain server in 2008 r2 and upgrade  exchange server only ?
every windows server in my domain network need UsrCALs Licenses ?
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
I got the idea , thanks

also i found this link http://slideplayer.com/slide/5843467/
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
One More Question Lee W

How adding User's CALs ?  for  ( window server + Exchange )
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
CALs are a documentation process for Exchange and Windows.  You don't "install" them.
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
CALs are a documentation process

so I buy the UsrCALs and Not  transfer them to the user's ?

just I keep the client's number not more than 170 ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What I recommend is that you keep a list of users.  That list should never have more than the number of CALs you purchased.  If it looks like you might, you buy more CALs.  If a user permanently leaves the organization, you can transfer the CAL to the new user.  If a user leaves for holiday (vacation) you CANNOT transfer (CANNOT remove the user from the list and replace with a different user) the CAL.
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
Ok , NOT same activation  for Adding RDS CALs for Remote Desktop Services access
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Hani AlhabshiSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
In YEMEN Country why I should buy UsrCALs for Windows Server & Exchange Server?
Since Microsoft rules are not working In YEMEN..

is there rules agreement  depend on the countries ?
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