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Here are 5 Server 2003 User CALs

Here are 5 Terminal Server 2003 User CALs

apart from the price disparity, what is the difference?

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possible duplicate of Can you help me with my software licensing question? –  Chris S May 12 '11 at 13:48

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Server CALs allow users to connect to services (ex File Shares, Printers, IIS Sites).

TS CALs allow users to RDP into TS Sessions on the server.

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but I can do file shares for free with any xp desktop, why would I need to buy licenses to share folders that are on a win 2k3 server? –  Detritus Maximus May 12 '11 at 13:46
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XP Desktop is restricted to 10 concurrent users and has an extraordinarily limited set of file sharing capabilities compared to Server 2003 (which is also very limited compared to Server 2008 & R2). –  Chris S May 12 '11 at 13:48

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