Exchange/W2K3 Licensing

By mg_roberts ·
When I install windows server 2003 standard x64, i'm going to install an additional 40 CALs for a total of 45 cals. when i install exchange 2007 std on that server, do i need to install additional CALs for exchange?

i'm upgrading from SBS2003, where the exchange mailboxes were integrated into the profile of each user, and only needed 1 CAL per user. but with win std and exch std it seems that i need 2 CALs per user, 1 for AD and 1 for exchange? is this correct?

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You are correct in the licensing requirements.

by jtakiwi In reply to Exchange/W2K3 Licensing

One Windows Server CAL and one Exchange CAL per user. Is there an upgrade path from SBS2003 to the standard versions of Windows and Exchange? There was for the 2000 flavor of SBS when companies exceeded the 50 device threshold. BTW, since you only have 45 users, why upgrade? Are you experiencing growth and want to get ahead of the curve? SBS2003 will support 75 devices, up from 50 in SBS2000

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staying ahead.

by mg_roberts In reply to You are correct in the li ...

thats exactly what i'm trying to do. we have doubled our size in the last year, and i want to make sure we don't have to worry about upgrading our network while hiring a bunch of people.

but honestly the licensing is always the most confusing part for me when upgrading MS software. thanks for the help.

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there is a transition pack

by CG IT In reply to staying ahead.

from SBS to W2003 Standard.

read entire KB article :

Obtain "Windows Small Business Server 2003 Transition Pack" and follow "Windows Small Business Server 2003 Transition Pack"
installation instructions:

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