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  • We have a environment where we don't use windows server to perform specific stand-alone roles such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name Service (DNS), File, or Print or Mail server.  We use linux for the same . But we have clients with windows OS and have licenses for them.

    We are hosting a Application of Project Management tool on Windows server with oracle database and J-Boss .  This will be used in Intranet environment and server will be in network. In this scenario do we need CAL for users who wil acesses the Project Management tool. And client have Windows OS with a license.

    Monday, February 6, 2012 5:10 AM


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  • Hello,


    The Application Server role of Windows Server provides an integrated environment for deploying and running server-based business applications, whether they are Microsoft or third-party applications. An Application Server using Windows Server 2008 requires server or processor licenses depending on the edition. Additionally, users or devices accessing an application server require CALs.


    When a server is not enabled with the Application Server role but is running Windows Server and Microsoft® Exchange Server, SQL Server software, or another Microsoft or third-party application, Windows Server license and CAL requirements still apply.


    One additional point of guidance: If you have more server or CAL licenses of a specific application than Windows Server licenses, then you are probably under-licensed for Windows Server.


    I suggest you contact Microsoft at: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/contact-us.aspx





    Monday, February 6, 2012 7:46 AM
  •   Okay thank u.

     Other instance is if we are using Oracle as back end & J-Boss with windows server what caould be the licensing policy.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:32 AM
  • Sorry, I cannot give you the accurate answer.

    Please call Microsoft Volume Licensing Service

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:27 AM