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  • Hi experts,

    plz answer my two questions.

    1. Whats the exact difference with License key(used to activate the SFB Client) and the user CALs(by which we enable users)?

    2. How to check how many users have availed the license key used to activate the SFB client?

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:17 AM

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  • 1) The license key is for the Office software only.  This just allows you to use the software vs using the free basic version.  CALs allow you to use various features of the software, but there's no key to enter or license to type in, you're trusted not to abuse it.

    2) You should check the office forums too as I'm not an expert here, but check out the ospp.vbs script in your Office folder, here's a link to a blog that talks about the 2010 version but the file still exists in my click to run 2016 version.  


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    Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:30 PM
  • Hi WorkingOut,

     

    Add about CAL,

    A CAL is not a software product; rather, it is a license that gives a user the right to access the services of the server.

     

    There are three CALs for Lync:

     

    Lync Server Standard CAL

    Lync Server Enterprise CAL

    Lync Server Plus CAL

     

    For each Lync CAL, there are two types of CALs for purchase:

    Device-based CAL (Device CAL)

    User-based CAL (User CAL)

     

    With the User CAL, you purchase a CAL for every authenticated user who accesses Lync Server features, regardless of the number of devices they use for that access. Purchasing a User CAL may make more sense if your users need to have roaming access to the corporate network using multiple devices, unknown devices, or more devices than users in your organization.

     

     

    With a Device CAL, you purchase a CAL for every device that accesses Lync Server features, regardless of the number of authenticated users who use that device to access the server. Device CALs


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    Friday, October 6, 2017 2:29 AM
  • Thanks for reply.

    1) so suppose we purchase 100 user CALs, so its just for enabling users and the license used for SFB software needs to be purchased separately?

    2) Cant find the link to the blog.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:29 AM
  • Hi WorkingOut,

    Yes, CALs and license should be purchased separately.

    Note: if the workstations in your organization are networked, you likely depend on network server software to perform certain functions, such as file and print sharing. To legally access this server software, a Client Access License (CAL) may be required.

    There is a link about the CAL for your reference.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/Licensing/product-licensing/client-access-license.aspx


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    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:27 AM
  • Hi WorkingOut,

    Are there any update for this issue, if the reply is helpful to you, please try to mark it as an answer, it will help others who has similar issue.


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    Leon-Lu
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:16 AM