Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How can I find out what sort of Client Access Licenses and how many of them are installed on this Server 2008 system I have been asked to administer?

share|improve this question

In Windows 2008 you don't actually enter the CALs into the OS. You'll need to check the purchase history to see how many you have purchased.

share|improve this answer
So is it basically just on the honor system then? – bobert5064 Jun 5 '11 at 19:31
Yep. But if you don't have enough and Microsoft comes and audit's you the fines are VERY expensive and you run the risk of having them revoke your license to use their software. – mrdenny Jun 15 '11 at 0:09

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.