User CAL Qty vs Server Qty? RRS feed

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  • I believe this should be a straight forward question to answer, but given how cryptic Microsoft's licensing is, maybe it won't be.. Anyway.. Here is my situation..

    I have 70 users and 70 Server 2008 User CALs, I also have 10 servers running Server 2003 and Server 2008.

    With that said, do my CALs and Servers need to be proportionate to one another?

    See Below:

    Which Licensing scenario is accurate according to my situation:

    • 70 Users + 10 Servers = 700 CALs (70 User CALs for each server)


    • 70 Users + 10 Servers = 70 CALs (obviously if my server OS's are 2008 and 2003 then my CALs should all be 2008).

    Thanks, Andrew

    • Changed type Andrew Zuza Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:09 PM Posted in wrong forum
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:10 AM

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  • The only way to get a truly accurate answer is to ask MS licensing.

    Also, this forum is specific to the end-of-life product Virtual Server 2005, so I wouldn't expect any kind of answer for licensing here.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:57 AM
  • I'm sorry. I hadn't realized I had posted this in the wrong forum. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Thanks, Andrew

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:09 PM