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By dennisbv ·
I manage a small newtork and I am working on getting our systems in license compliance. So I have a question we have went from one W2k server to three and I think I need to switch from per server lic to per seat. I want to know if I am correct?
With this set up should I be running Per server or per seat lic.

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by SativoComputerServices In reply to Win 2K Licensing question

i would definitely run per seat. you are wasting money if you are using per server. you will need 3 per server licenses for every pc instead of one per seat.

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by Widgey Woo In reply to Win 2K Licensing question

Windows 2000 server. A CAL is required to access the file and print services provided by the Windows 2000 server or Windows-based NetWare services such as those provided by Gateway Services for NetWare (GSNW), whether the connection is through a LAN or a remote connection (such as a dial-up).

?Per Server licensing. In Per Server licensing, the CALs you purchase are assigned to a particular server and can be used by any client. The server permits only as many simultaneous connections to the server as it has licenses. When all the licenses are in use, the server denies any further connections from users until some of the existing connections are broken. Administrators are always permitted access to the server, despite all of the licenses being in use. Per Server licensing is best suited to single-server networks or servers that are infrequently used. This is because with Per Server licensing, a user connecting to two Windows 2000 servers at the same time uses two licenses. However, if you have 100 users on your network and you maintain a server that is used for remote access by only 10-20 users at a time, it is far more economical to purchase 20 CALs and use them in Per Server mode than to purchase the 100 CALs required for Per Seat mode.
?Per Seat licensing. In Per Seat licensing, the CALs are assigned to the clients and enable them to access any number of servers. A client computer in Per Seat mode can connect to 1, 2, or 12 Windows servers and still use only 1 CAL. This mode is therefore better suited to networks with multiple servers. However, a client with a valid CAL is only guaranteed a connection to servers that are using Per Seat licensing. If some of your servers are running in Per Server mode, a client with a Per Seat CAL also uses an additional license for each one of the Per Server computers it connects to.

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by CG IT In reply to Win 2K Licensing question

Wigey woos answer is right out of the text book. Can't go wrong with that.

Just because one has 3 servers isnt a reason to switch from per server to per seat if the workstations only access 1 server and the other 2 are an exchange server & web server or a DC member server and exchange server. All depends on what clients are going to do.

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by dennisbv In reply to Win 2K Licensing question

Point value changed by question poster.
Because of such a quick response of great info I am increasing the point value

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