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SB Server - How many CALS do I need?

By billballew ·
SB Server - How many CALS do I need?
MS Small Business Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition.

I have one server and 10 clients. That is, 10 PC's on our office network accessing the server. I purchased two 5 user licenses. I have read and re-read the licensing agreement. I am not sure whether we are in a "Per Server", or a "Per User or Per Device" mode.

Basically two questions:
1. My IT guy tells me that since we run an administrator on the sever that it takes up a license (or a CAL). We also run programs at night for backup, and business administration. These are scheduler programs run under the adminstrator. Does this really drop my usability to 9 registered users?

I read the License agreement and Paragraph 3 reads that "...You do not need CALS for .. your servers licensed to run your instances...." I have one server running one instance.

Also, " You do not need CALs for up to two devices or users to access your instances of the server software only to administer those instances."

2. Do I need to be in a "Per User or Per Device Mode" to assign multiple PC's to the network for shared computers for part time workers? I.e. do I have to purchase a separate licensing for part time workers that are not concurrent on the server?

I am reading the license agreement and this location on MS site - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...loverview.mspx:


I appreciate your comments, justifications and or references I can rely on?

Thank you

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