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Can you help me with my software licensing issue?

I am working for a small company (15 computers) and we would like to use Windows 7 Professional as internal file sharing and Web Server (IIS 7.5, ASP.NET / SQL Server intranet application).

Are there any licence restrictions that forbid using Windows 7 in that way ?

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marked as duplicate by Iain Jun 13 '12 at 15:50

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There are no licensing issues, but there are limitations. Windows 7 only allows 20 users to be logged into the file shares at once - you can see this limit if you run "net config server" from the command line.

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No, but there are limits. Win 7 is limited to 20 connections (but I can't find a source for that other than this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/1102-63-inbound-connections-limit-windows)

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No, there's no licence restrictions. You can do whatever you want with your Windows. IIS is included with Windows 7 Pro, ASP.NET is made by Microsoft and SQL Server also.

Internal sharing, I guess you mean using Microsoft Network ? You can, it's a feature of Windows. You could also use an FTP or something else.

You can do pretty what you want, even more if it's in an internal network like you said.

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