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Old 15-02-2008
cmontis@gmail.com
 
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Server 2008 CAL's in a Workgroup

I m curious to know if CAL's are still required in a Workgroup
environment where all Server 2008 will be doing is hosting files?

Is Terminal Services still required to run on Server 2008 in a
Workgroup?

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Old 15-02-2008
cmontis@gmail.com
 
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Re: Server 2008 CAL's in a Workgroup

On Feb 15, 10:29*am, cmon...@gmail.com wrote:
I think I may have answered my own question, but the bellow is
discussing SBS 2003. I'm sure Standard 2008 isn't any different, but
I'd like to make sure. What if were to install Server 2008 and not
install Terminal Services? Will this still only allow for the 120 day
grace period?

>hi, I need to upgrade our server at work.


> Do I need CAL's to use windows server 2003 small business for file
> sharing only???



> I want to use windows server as we may have a need in the future to
> use its functions, currently we use a workgroup based network (no
> domain controller), with 20 pc's.



> thanks



Yes, you need an SBS CAL for each user, or device, that will be
accessing
the server for anything at all (meaning, file sharing, Exchange, SQL,
etc).

You should probably contact MS directly for licensing questions - and
post
SBS2003 questions in microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs.
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Old 17-02-2008
Bruce Sanderson
 
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Re: Server 2008 CAL's in a Workgroup

Being a file server is considered a "server service" and thus you need to
have Server CALs for clients using that service.

Terminal Services is not required for a server to be a file server.
Terminal Services allows users to logon remotely using, for example, Remote
Desktop Connection. There is a seperate class of CALs required to use
Terminal Services, on top of the "Server CALs". This is same whether the
server is in a Workgroup or a Domain.

Windows Server 2003 and 2008 come with a form of Terminal Services installed
by default. This allows up to two administrators to logon remotely (e.g.
using Remote Desktop Connection). No Terminal Services CALs are required to
use this feature (you still need the "Server CALs).

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>I m curious to know if CAL's are still required in a Workgroup
> environment where all Server 2008 will be doing is hosting files?
>
> Is Terminal Services still required to run on Server 2008 in a
> Workgroup?


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Old 26-11-2008
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Re: Server 2008 CAL's in a Workgroup

How/where do you install regular "Server CALs" strictly used for file access? Can I get a step-by-step? Thanks.
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Old 26-11-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Server 2008 CAL's in a Workgroup

Hello camknows,

There is no installation of CAL's or control. Except you are talking about
Terminal server CAL's, for that you have to configure the TS licensing server
from the Server manager console, Add role, Terminal service and then choose
your options. Also you can not block the CAL use for special needs/apps.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> How/where do you install regular "Server CALs" strictly used for file
> access? Can I get a step-by-step? Thanks.
>
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Old 26-11-2008
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Re: Server 2008 CAL's in a Workgroup

Thanks Meinolf Weber. So, if users are strictly pulling and pushing files to \\servername\share, I do not need to install the CALs? They are not using terminal services for this.
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Old 27-11-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Server 2008 CAL's in a Workgroup

Hello camknows,

You must have the correct amount of licenses bought and should show them
if requested from MS. No installation for this is needed.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Thanks Meinolf Weber. So, if users are strictly pulling and pushing
> files to \\-servername-\-share-, I do not need to install the CALs?
> They are not using terminal services for this.
>
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