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Are Windows Server CALS Required for Each User of Third Party Software Installed on Windows Server 2008?

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  • Are Windows Server CALS Required for Each User of Third Party Software Installed on Windows Server 2008?
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:52 PM

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  • Hi,
     
    In general you have one set of CALs that access all of your Windows
    Servers, and then you license the server OS beyond that. You do not
    require CALs for anonymous connections, connections that are not
    authenticated using Windows or AD authentication (as is the case with
    something like an Oracle DB or a web application), systems that fall
    under another licensing model (such as per processor), or connections
    covered by an external connector license. I found "A Guide to Assessing
    Windows Server Licensing" useful when I was researching this before,
     
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:10 PM
  • Hi Mike,

     

    For licensing questions, please contact your local Microsoft Customer Service for detailed information.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/

     

    Tim Quan

     

    Monday, July 26, 2010 4:00 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,
     
    In general you have one set of CALs that access all of your Windows
    Servers, and then you license the server OS beyond that. You do not
    require CALs for anonymous connections, connections that are not
    authenticated using Windows or AD authentication (as is the case with
    something like an Oracle DB or a web application), systems that fall
    under another licensing model (such as per processor), or connections
    covered by an external connector license. I found "A Guide to Assessing
    Windows Server Licensing" useful when I was researching this before,
     
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:10 PM
  • Hi Mike,

     

    For licensing questions, please contact your local Microsoft Customer Service for detailed information.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/

     

    Tim Quan

     

    Monday, July 26, 2010 4:00 AM
    Moderator