SLIGHTLY OT: Microsoft Licensing

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by sam1967, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. sam1967

    sam1967 Guest

    Hi

    This may be OT but Ive always got good answers on this NG.
    I have 80 users with 80 PCs running Windows XP.
    They want two servers running Windows 2003 Server.
    How many licenses do I need ?

    I assume I need 80 CALs but where do I install them ?
    Also would I be better getting a Volume/Select license agreement ?

    TIA
     
    sam1967, Dec 3, 2004
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  2. sam1967

    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    You need a licence for each PC , one for each server , then assuming all 80
    PCs could be on at once then you need 80 CALs.
    On one of the servers.
    Actually the important thing is that you have paid for them , not
    necessarily that they are installed as everything will work fine without
    them being installed.
    Possibly for that many.
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    sam1967 Guest

    thanks, im going to suggest they just get 20 cals.
    afterall who cares abou that shit ?
     
    sam1967, Dec 4, 2004
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    Ric Guest

    you get asked a professional question about licences and this is your
    response?
    why bother with any if you're going to take that attitude?

    licences depend, as ever, on your agreement with MS. if you don't have one,
    it's "per seat" licencing.

    ric
     
    Ric, Dec 4, 2004
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  5. sam1967

    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    Businesses do get audited for this stuff , and CALs aren't all that
    expensive , only about 15 quid each IIRC.
    If they get caught with insufficient licences then the fines can be quite
    hefty
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  6. sam1967

    sam1967 Guest

    cheers alex. 80 cals it is then. as they are a charity they may even
    get them cheaper than 15. also they may only ever have 50 pcs online
    at any one time so 50 may be enough ??????????
    appreciate your feedback,
     
    sam1967, Dec 4, 2004
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    sam1967 Guest

    hi trev, i cant remember giving out my name and address here ?????
     
    sam1967, Dec 4, 2004
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  8. sam1967

    no66y© Guest

    if the s/ware is installed u need the licence - simple as that.
    My advice would be to contact Microsoft, explain the situation [that its for
    a charity, multiple pc's etc....]
    and see what they offer. You may be pleasantly surprised.

    But dont, whatever you do, install dodgy copies onto legitimate company
    machines!


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  9. sam1967

    sam1967 Guest

    correct me if im wrong . if i get an open/select.volume license then i
    wont need to worry about product activation ?????

    i did all the ms exams but for some strange reason they dont cover any
    of this stuff in their courseware.
     
    sam1967, Dec 4, 2004
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    sam1967 Guest

    my god you are a communist. phone ms and tell them all youve found
    out.
    im sure they will be extremely interested.
     
    sam1967, Dec 4, 2004
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  11. sam1967

    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    Yep , if you are only ever going to have 50 users on at one time then 50
    will do you , but as has been suggested if you approach microsoft they do
    have some very good discounts for various reasons such as education ,
    government etc so I wouldn't be surprised if there is also one for charity.
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  12. sam1967

    Gaz Guest

    And would need a warrant to come onto your place of business.

    Gaz
     
    Gaz, Dec 4, 2004
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