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Can you help me with my software licensing issue?

I'm evaluating how many user licenses I need for Windows Server 2008. There will only be two users who need physical / remote desktop to the server itself, but I plan to install Symantec Endpoint on this server. Will I need more licenses for Windows based on how many machines are using Endpoint?

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marked as duplicate by Iain May 7 '12 at 5:52

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I don't think the two are related. –  tjameson Apr 4 '11 at 16:36

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Each user that accesses a server requires a CAL. There are multiple ways to aquire CALS. You can learn about CALS here: Client Access Licenses

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This answers my question the best, I think. If I understand corerctly, the user needs a CAL even if they're connecting to a non-Windows service? –  LinuxGnut Apr 4 '11 at 17:28
correct any connection to a windows server requires a cal. That being said it's extemely likely that you already have one (as long as you bought user cals) for the rest of your environment. –  Jim B Apr 4 '11 at 17:46

No, Symantec Endpoint and Windows CALs are completely separate. You need a Symantec license for every machine you will install on, not for each user.

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