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Can you help me with my software licensing question?

We are thinking using the built-in Windows Server VPN and use Active Directory to authenticate users. Do we need CALs to be in compliance?

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Provided that you have enough user cal's for the number of users you have, you are in compliance. You can check this by checking licensing under server manager.

  • So do we need a CAL for each user in AD? – Dan McClain Aug 16 '10 at 13:03
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    @phsr - Either enough for each user, or for each machine depending on how you set up your licensing. – MDMarra Aug 16 '10 at 13:21
  • @phsr - Users in terms of User CALs relate to human beings; if you create a user account for a service to use, or create a second account for the same person, then you don't need another CAL. I use our payroll for CAL compliance. – Richard Gadsden Aug 27 '10 at 15:36

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