Why do I need client access licenses?

September 14, 2010 at 14:38:58
Specs: Windows XP
I am purchasing Windows Server 2008. I was told that I need a clien acces license for each pc that will be connected to the server. Why do I need these when I already have Windows operating systems on each computer?

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September 14, 2010 at 15:36:04
That has been Microsoft's policy for a long time. I suppose the reasoning is that if you have more clients using a server you are receiving more value from it, and Microsoft wants a share. In any event it really doesn't matter. When you use a Windows server you must abide the rules you agreed to when you installed it.

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October 1, 2010 at 07:11:16
Yes this is required but you can choose to use Per Device CALS or Per User Cals depending on the needs of your business

Ohh and most copies come with 5 CALS

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October 4, 2010 at 08:59:11

There is
per server
per device
per users

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