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  • Question

  • Hi Team ,

    Greetings for the day.

    Below is infra planning of a customer

    Planning to procure Windows Server 2019

    This is required for an Intranet Site that would be hosted on IIS.

    Hosted application would be accessed by 500 Internal users.

    No other work load on the server system like Active Directory, Hyper V, etc.,

    No Authentication of Users happening here on this server.

    Identification and Authentication happens in the Web Application itself which uses an API from a Linux Server.


    Now the Query is :

    Do we still require CALs for all the users?

    Please do note that, these users are accessing just the web-app that to through a Browser, no file sharing, printing or authentication happening.


    As per Windows Server Licensing Guide, it shows :

    CALs and ECs are not required:


    • To access server software running a web workload (such as content served within an Internet web solution on a publicly available website)


    Please provide response based on Microsoft links.

    Thanks and Regards

    Ishan Dhawan

    Thanks & Regards Ishan Dhawan

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:53 AM


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