Licensing FIM 2010 may seem easy at first, but, like any licensing question, it’s rarely the first time or last time that this kind of discussion with a customer will end with more questions than answers.
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Licensed Server means the single Server to which a license is assigned. For purposes of this definition, a hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate Server.
Depending your licensing program and type of business, the cost of a CAL vs cost of External License ratio is something like 1:1000 (depending Software Assurance, ...)
Download the FIM 2010 Pricing and Licensing Guide (PDF) below (2 pager, v 2012)
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For more information on Forefront Licensing download the
pricing and licensing guide (58 pages, version 2011).
For licensing advice on configuring products, programs, and pricing options visit the
Microsoft Product Licensing Advisor.
I love how you made the PDF icon link to the download! Great job!
I find it common for customers to think they are covered under 'ECAL' or some other roll-up license.As a consultant, I always refer my customer to their MS account licensing person to get the 'official' word.