Windows Server CAL


  • hello, if I have a shared folder on the server that is accessed by my users. Do I need CALs for that?

    or every user in my AD does it need CAL?

    or If I have 3 shared printers deploy on the server does it need CAL also?

    Thank you. Please advise.

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:04 PM


  • You need user/device cal for any device accessing a server. So in you license manager you buy 30 CAL for 30 user or device that access ressource from any servers.

    If they access windows 2012 server, then you need 2012 cal. If 2008, 2012 cal or lower, etc...

    A 2008 cal can't be used to access a 2012 server.

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    • Marked as answer by snopjoy Monday, July 08, 2013 3:23 AM
    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 2:58 AM