Windows Server 2008 CALs & WGA notification

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January 18, 2010 at 23:25:37
Specs: Windows Server 2008
A customer's company is considering purchasing Windows Server 2008 (standard edition) and the necessary device CALs (Linux is not an option as one of the server applications only runs on Windows). However, a few of the client machines do not seem to have genuine Windows (XP Pro) installed.

Will this prevent the server software or CALs from being installed or result in Windows Genuine Advantage notifications from appearing (e.g. does Windows Genuine Advantage get downloaded during CAL installation)?

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January 20, 2010 at 15:06:11
wga has nothing to do with licensing. you don't download cals. you input them into the server license manager.

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January 20, 2010 at 22:47:06
Thanks for your assistance and taking the time to reply wanderer. Yes, after further research on the net yesterday, I realised that RDS CALS are installed in the RD licence server in Windows Server 2008 R2 and the actual Windows Server device or user CALS are not installed anywhere (they are just pieces of paper enforced by the honour system and the threat of a Microsoft audit). That is, as you have indicated, device CALs are not installed on the client machines.

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