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    cmontis@gmail.com Guest

    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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    cmontis@gmail.com Guest

    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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    Bruce Sanderson Guest

    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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    Bruce Sanderson
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders

    It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
    <cmontis@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ef85cd98-c026-4788-883a-f9978371c7bd@e25g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
    >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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    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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    Meinolf Weber Guest

    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.
    >
    > http://forums.techarena.in
    >




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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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    Meinolf Weber Guest

    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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    no rights.
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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.
    >
    > http://forums.techarena.in
    >




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