Solved What versions/licence do we need?

January 7, 2015 at 06:00:19
Specs: Server 2003
Hi, sorry if this is a basic question but we want to be sure before we upgrade.

We currently have a server running Windows Server 2003 with Exchange 2003. Our office is only small 5 users.

We are looking at upgrading to a new server with Server 2012 but want to double check what version we will require.

We have a very basic requirement for the server. It bassicly runs as a file server & exchange email server. Our machines run Windows 7 Pro and we simply map the shared drive on the server.

As we understand so far, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Exchange Server 2013 Standard will be fine, as we only require 5 mail boxes? And we will not require any CAL's?

Thanks in advance!


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#1
January 12, 2015 at 01:44:27
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Im guessing by this you wont need cals. but its best to speak to a MS licensing specialist.
i dont know if exchange requires extra cals just for itself. If its just for 5 people. You could just get hosted mail. could be a lot cheaper than buying MS exchange


http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/lic...


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#2
January 12, 2015 at 02:34:01
Thanks for the reply!

Yes we are going to go with Exchange Online now. That way we can use Server 2012 Essentials too which is slightly cheaper than 2012 Standard! (I downloaded a trail of server 2012 essentials and exchange server 2013, and when I went to install exchange it told me it only works with server 2012 standard!

My understanding is that I will not require CALs for server 2012 essentials as I will only be using the server for active directory verification against the office computers.

I will try and contact Microsoft again, but I am struggling getting put through to someone who can tell me about CAL's etc.

Thanks!


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#3
March 18, 2015 at 09:11:33
This is easily googled.

http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/lic...

You do not require cals for essentials.

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March 18, 2015 at 10:29:28
'Wanderer', this thread was solved in January by 'Rocker' posting exactly the same link...

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March 20, 2015 at 06:32:03
Ha! the joke is on me. Got to remember to check dates. Thanks

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