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Microsoft servers usually require not only a server license, but also access to it. This is done with Client Access Licenses (CAL). To access a Windows server, you need a Microsoft Windows Server CAL assigned to either a user or a device.
Device CALs license a device for use by any number of users accessing instances of the server software.
This type of license is useful when multiple users work with one device, for example, at a hotel reception or on computers from a PC pool etc.
User CALs entitle a user to use any number of devices with access to a server.
This license type is suitable if the user accesses a server on more than one device – for example, in addition to a desktop computer, they use a laptop, smartphone or tablet to access emails. The same applies if employees can log into the network using private devices.
You must specify if you require Device or User CALs when you order. The downgrade right applies, so for example, a Windows Server 2012 CAL entitles you to access Windows Server 2012 as well as its predecessor Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 CAL does not allow access to Windows Server 2012.
VENDOSOFT offers Microsoft Windows Server CAL as new and used volume licenses.