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Sharepoint mix of cal

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  • Need to confirm if my customer can mix both type of cal on a same server farm.

    Microsoft answer not enough clear for my customer.



    What if some users need enterprise features and others do not?

    Once the Enterprise features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 are enabled, every client accessing Enterprise functionality on that server, or servers in a farm, is required to have an Enterprise CAL in addition to their Standard Client Access Licenses.

    Friday, January 08, 2010 4:39 PM

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  • Microsoft sometimes allow a (presumably large) company to have a certain number of Standard+Enterprise CALs and a certain number of Standard only CALs provided the customer can prove that it is impossible (i.e. they have made technical measures to block this) for the set of Standard CAL customers to access *any* Enterprise functionality.

    This is not going to be worth doing for small companies who should just pay for Standard+Enterprise CALs for all users but for customers with users over maybe 50,000 in number it might be worth making the effort.

    It's said that some Microsoft offices have a more "flexible" approach to this (i.e. the level of proof that Std customers can't access Ent functions demanded by the offices varies from office to office and country to country). In the UK it is supposed to be virtually impossible to get permission for "mixed" CALs. In some other places it is supposed to be easier.

    FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
    Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
    Friday, January 08, 2010 5:50 PM

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  • that is correct.  If you have enterprise loaded in the farm every user needs to have an enterprise cal
    Friday, January 08, 2010 5:03 PM
  • Microsoft sometimes allow a (presumably large) company to have a certain number of Standard+Enterprise CALs and a certain number of Standard only CALs provided the customer can prove that it is impossible (i.e. they have made technical measures to block this) for the set of Standard CAL customers to access *any* Enterprise functionality.

    This is not going to be worth doing for small companies who should just pay for Standard+Enterprise CALs for all users but for customers with users over maybe 50,000 in number it might be worth making the effort.

    It's said that some Microsoft offices have a more "flexible" approach to this (i.e. the level of proof that Std customers can't access Ent functions demanded by the offices varies from office to office and country to country). In the UK it is supposed to be virtually impossible to get permission for "mixed" CALs. In some other places it is supposed to be easier.

    FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
    Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
    Friday, January 08, 2010 5:50 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Please note that the ENT CAL is an “add on” to the STD base CAL.  Therefore, users needing ENT functionality will need to have both the STD base CAL + the ENT CAL.

     

    I agree with Mike. As far as I know, there can be either standard licensing or the enterprise licensing on the same SharePoint server. You cannot have the mix and match of both. As far as the feature differences in various SharePoint products are concerned.

     

    For more information about SharePoint licensing, please refer to the following article:

     

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101655351033.aspx

     

    Thanks!

     

    Rock Wang


    Rock Wang– MSFT
    • Proposed as answer by nollkoll Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:33 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by nollkoll Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:34 PM
    Monday, January 11, 2010 8:15 AM