Client Access License for virtual server on a physical machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Evrybody,

    I have a licensing question.

    Can I install SBS 2003 Virtually on a physical Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Is yes, my employees will connect to the SBS 2003- do I need to buy an SBS Cal (Client Access License) and a windows server Cal for each one of my employees or that the fact the SBS is installed Virtually on the SBS does not matter for Cal issues?

    Many thanks,


    Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:31 AM

All replies

  • Virtualization does not remove any licensing requirements. YOu'd definitely need CALs for SBS since that is what is being connected to.  As far as the 2008r2 server, if the users are not connecting to it directly, I'm not sure if you'd need a CAL for that or not.

    You should contact Microsoft licensing for a definitive answer.  Any non-MS answer you get isn't offical.

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:06 PM