Avatar of George Tsigkas
George Tsigkas
Flag for Cyprus asked on

Exchange licencing

Hello people,

We have a customer currently running exchange 2010. We are planning to migrate to exchange 2016 (since cannot coexist with exchange 2019) and configure DAG.

We would like to know what licences we will need. For exchange servers and CAL's.

There are around 200 users-mailboxes and 5 mailboxes which will be reduced to 2 mailboxes finally by moving mailboxes.

Thank you !
Exchange* licencing* DAG

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
George Tsigkas

8/22/2022 - Mon
Lee W, MVP

You need 1 Exchange Standard CAL per HUMAN BEING - not user account, not mailbox - who will access the server.  If you want to use Enterprise features, you need to get Enterprise CALs for each HUMAN BEING who needs Enterprise features.

Enterprise CALs do NOT replace standard CALs - if a person needs Enterprise features, they need BOTH Standard CALs AND Enterprise CALs.

Licensing Disclaimer
License information provided here is "best efforts".  The comments of the respondents are based on interpretation of the license agreements and their knowledge of the particular laws and regulations in their geographic location.  Laws in your location may invalidate certain aspects of the license and/or licenses can change.  (For example, at least one major nation's laws allow OEM licenses to be transferred to new hardware). "They told me on Experts-Exchange" will not be a valid excuse in an audit.  You need to contact the license granting authority to confirm any advice offered here.
George Tsigkas

ok, we ll have to check with them what they need to do.

regarding exchange servers ? I need 2 licences for exchange 2019 std to support DAG or we need enterprise ?
Lee W, MVP

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
George Tsigkas

Thank you very much. It's clear now !
All of life is about relationships, and EE has made a viirtual community a real community. It lifts everyone's boat
William Peck