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SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows 2008 Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a client that has SBS 2003. I want to migrate them to SBS 2011 Essentials.

    I know this supports up to 25 clients without additional CALS.

    If I purchase Windows 2008 R2 for a second server do I need CALS or is it covered by SBS 2011 Essentials?

    Friday, July 1, 2011 10:14 PM

Answers

  • Liscensing questions are best asked directly of MS. 

    For licensing questions, you can call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/index/worldwide.asp to find contact information in their locations.

    According to my understanding of this explanation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IluFj9gcLZI&feature=player_embedded

    SBS E does not require Server CALs for the Premium Add On.  However, Server 200X that is NOT a PAO, does require Server CALs, 1 for each user for each server.

    For SBS E, cannot exceed 25 Server CALs for each additional server.  PAO is covered by the SBSE liscense, other servers need one for each user that accesses them.


    Larry Struckmeyer

    Please post the resolution to your issue so that everyone can benefit

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Saturday, July 2, 2011 10:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Larry is exactly right.  Any Windows Server other then the SBS 2011 Premium Add-on Server in a SBS 2011 Essentials domain will require WS CAL's.  Therefore if you have 10 SBSe users, and put in a WS08R2 server you will need to also purchase 10 WS Cals.  We olny extend access to the WS technologies for the Premium Add-on as it's an member of the SBS family.
    This post is "AS IS" and confers no rights.
    Michael Leworthy [MSFT]
    Senior Technical Product Manager
    Windows Server - SMB
    Microsoft Corporation
    Sunday, July 3, 2011 3:45 AM

All replies

  • Liscensing questions are best asked directly of MS. 

    For licensing questions, you can call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/index/worldwide.asp to find contact information in their locations.

    According to my understanding of this explanation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IluFj9gcLZI&feature=player_embedded

    SBS E does not require Server CALs for the Premium Add On.  However, Server 200X that is NOT a PAO, does require Server CALs, 1 for each user for each server.

    For SBS E, cannot exceed 25 Server CALs for each additional server.  PAO is covered by the SBSE liscense, other servers need one for each user that accesses them.


    Larry Struckmeyer

    Please post the resolution to your issue so that everyone can benefit

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Saturday, July 2, 2011 10:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Larry is exactly right.  Any Windows Server other then the SBS 2011 Premium Add-on Server in a SBS 2011 Essentials domain will require WS CAL's.  Therefore if you have 10 SBSe users, and put in a WS08R2 server you will need to also purchase 10 WS Cals.  We olny extend access to the WS technologies for the Premium Add-on as it's an member of the SBS family.
    This post is "AS IS" and confers no rights.
    Michael Leworthy [MSFT]
    Senior Technical Product Manager
    Windows Server - SMB
    Microsoft Corporation
    Sunday, July 3, 2011 3:45 AM