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By bill.beckett ·
Fairly simple question but I've gotten conflicting answers. Do printers require a CAL on an NT network?

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by maxwell edison In reply to Licensing

Simple answer: No.

Regards,

Max

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by bill.beckett In reply to Licensing

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by flan In reply to Licensing

yes.
it's a network resource access.
a simple way to test is set the number of licenses to zero (and do not log in a admin from another system) and test it.

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by bill.beckett In reply to Licensing

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by curlergirl In reply to Licensing

I'm voting with the first answer - No. I've never heard of anyone being required to purchase NT CALs for a printer - it's a network resource, not a workstation/user, and CALs are only required for network users (i.e., workstations), not network resources.

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by curlergirl In reply to Licensing

Further refuting answer #2, if you look in License Manager, you will never see a printer using a CAL.

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by oskiller In reply to Licensing

1 & 3 are right. The printer itself does not require a CAL as it does not access the server, but rather is accessed by the server/users. That is probably where the confusion comes in.

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