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What is causing us to need Enterprise CAL's RRS feed

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  • I was looking at the enterprise health and it is showing us needing an enterprise cal in addition to the standard cal for each user with a mailbox (500+). Most of the setup of Exchange Standard was out of the box and didn't think we activated any premium services, but it is possible. Is there any software that can analyze what is requiring the Enterprise CAL's?  Based on a quote we got earlier in the year for the Enterprise cal's, it is a cost that we cannot fit into our budget this year or next as we need more storage before we need to be looking at Enterprise. Whatever it is that is causing us to report Enterprise CAL's, we need to remove or disable those options.

     

    Sunday, July 11, 2010 8:39 PM

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  • Hi David,

    In general, we look at the following to calculate E-cals:

    Advanced Activesync

    Transport Rules with RMS templates

    UM enabled

    Archive Enabled

    MRM 2.0 Policy enabled

    Managed Custom folder enabled

    E-discovery enabled

    Jornaling enabled

    For E-discovery, if you have an Administrator as part of the "Discovery Management" Role Group, with default a RBAC scope, then all users in your ORG, are searchable in an E-discovery search.

    Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:18 PM
  • Hi David,

    In general, we look at the following to calculate E-cals:

    Advanced Activesync

    Transport Rules with RMS templates

    UM enabled

    Archive Enabled

    MRM 2.0 Policy enabled

    Managed Custom folder enabled

    E-discovery enabled

    Jornaling enabled

    For E-discovery, if you have an Administrator as part of the "Discovery Management" Role Group, with default a RBAC scope, then all users in your ORG, are searchable in an E-discovery search.


    On the Advance ActiveSync, I'm not sure if it is configured or not. I took the default ActiveSync policy and made no modifications. I did look at it briefly last weekend and saw everything on the device and device applications checked and the bluetooth enabled. I did disable bluetooth and took all checkmarks off each item, but it still reported needing the Ent Cals. Because I could not tell the difference, I put everything back the way it was.

    The only transport rule in use in our Exchange is to monitor emails sent by a few users and then send them to their managers for moderation.

    Unified Messaging was not installed.

    Archive was turned on my mailbox back during the original install. Once I found out that it was an enterprise feature, I removed the archive. I don't think no other mailbox is configured with archive. Is there a script I can run to see if there are any mailboxes that have the archive enabled? I've searched and cannot find one.

    There are no Managed folder policies enabled at the moment.

    We have no users in the Discovery Management group.

    Journaling is enabled only on the databases themselves. Would this require a Enterprise CAL? I turned it off and could not tell the difference.

    Thanks,

    David Alge

     

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:04 PM
  • Hi

    Have a look at this site, there are licensing information

    http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010/en/us/licensing.aspx

     


    Jonas Andersson MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | MCSE/MCSA Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog
    • Marked as answer by Elvis Wei Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:59 AM
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:11 AM
  • Hi,

     

    If you have further CAL queries, I would suggest you contact our support by using below links.

     

    Phone Support: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/pur/phone.aspx

     

    Website: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/index/worldwide.mspx

     

    More information:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010/en/us/Licensing.aspx

     

    Licensing FAQs: http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx

     

    Thanks,

     

    Elvis

    • Marked as answer by Elvis Wei Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:59 AM
    Friday, July 16, 2010 3:40 AM
  • I've noticed the exact symptom.  I've gone so far as to disable active sync on my mailbox, and sure enough the number of enterprise CALs goes down by 1.

    I find the wording on all the pages confusing.  If it's saying turning the features on requires an exchange cal or whether it's saying disabling them requires a cal isn't clear.  But I've created two policies.  One named standard with everything unchecked, and on called enterprise with everything checked.

    Either policy seems to count as an enterprise cal.  The only way I can get it to count standard is to disable it completely.  There must be something in one of the tabs that counts as enterprise.

    I suppose now I can start systematically unticking them but if there's more than one setting finding the right combination may prove beyond me.

    ** Please if you figure this out post a follow up for the resolution.  Thanks.  **

    Begin post-comment rant:

     http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123484.aspx

    After reading the above page, all the premium options say "This policy setting requires an Enterprise Client Access License."
    I would assume that should read "Changing this policy setting requires an Enterprise Client Access License." as why would it default to enterprise.  But as I said, it makes no difference if I invert all the settings or not...

    Back in november this guy posted this behavior was a bug, and I'm increasingly starting to agree.

    http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2009/12/22/exchange-server-2010-rtm-and-organizational-health-miscalculation.aspx

    I'm pretty much giving up and leaving it in it's 'default' state, and not buying enterprise licenses until Microsoft can clarify their position...since their additive licenses I'll buy them down the road if it turns out I need them.

    If in fact it turns out the default is 'preimum' then I find it really objectionable that if I leave an iPhone's camera enabled, the default behavior of the device (a value added behavior of the manufacturer) that has nothing to do with email...that I should need an enterprise license to leave that function enabled if I use that device to access exchange.

    It makes no sense.  Inversely, an enterprise might want to DISABLE that feature for security reasons.  Fine, make an enterprise cal to DISABLE the value added phone features.  Otherwise it

    s like Microsoft is trying to charge a VAT on phones just because they have more functionality than other phones...

    Since toggling them off doesn't work anyhow it's basically impossible to comply either way.

    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:19 PM