server to server trust and licensing issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am upgrading a domain server and have a question on which OS I can use.


    The proposed setup is like this:

    Server A domain server SBS 2003 with about 20 local users

    Server B SBS domain server 2008 R2 with about 10 local users, server is in a separate office

    Server C Terminal Server located in Server A domain, SBS 2008 R2 set up as remote desktop server for remote Server B, 10 remote users


    There is a Server A to Server B VPN connection set up so the remote users of Server B can use Remote Desktop on Server C.

    Now I am upgrading Server A and wonder if I can use SBS 2011 Essentials.  Essentials comes with 25 user CALS which is enough to cover the local domain users.  I wonder if a trust relationship between Server A and Server B means that users in Server B domain will be trusted in Server A domain and therefore do not need a separate CAL?  This would save A LOT of money for the OS and CAL's if it is the case.




    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:30 PM