Can you help me with my software licensing issue?
I just discovered a hidden unmanaged server into a remote location.
This is a Windows 2003 SBS with 5 CAL per device.
There is currently 12 computers connected. So I want to buy more CALs.
But SBS 2003 CALs are not sold anymore.
Neither SBS 2008 CALs, which can be downgraded to 2003.
And 2011 CALs can't be downgraded to 2003.
So no legal solution if we want to stay with 2003. Sort of programmatic obsolescence.
We can upgrade the server to 2011. But I'd like to let him as is (I don't "repair" working servers, and this often lead to bigger problems, especially on those non managed servers).
Anyone see another solution ?