Microsoft Windows Server 2008 5 User CALS Retail License
Windows Server 2008 5 User CALs
This license DOES
NOT include CD-MEDIA.
Client Access Licensing
Microsoft offers flexible, cost-effective options for licensing the Windows
Server 2008 family of products. Similar to previous Windows Server licensing
models, one server license is required for each copy of the server software
installed. In addition, a Windows Server 2008 Client Access License (CAL) is
required for each user or device (or combination of both) that accesses or uses
the server software.
Client Access Licensing Requirements
Client access licensing requirements have been updated for Windows Server 2008.
In previous Windows Server licensing models, Windows CALs were automatically
triggered when particular server services were invoked. With Windows Server
2008, CALs are no longer triggered but are instead based on access and use. In
other words, Windows CALs are required when accessing or using the server
software. This holds true for all editions of Windows Server 2008, except Web
Edition. Windows CALs are not required for Web Edition.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the next generation of the Windows Server
operating system that helps information technology (IT) professionals maximize
control over their infrastructure while providing unprecedented availability and
management capabilities, leading to a significantly more secure, reliable, and
robust server environment than ever before. Windows Server 2008 delivers new
value to organizations by ensuring all users regardless of location are able to
get the full complement of services from the network. Windows Server 2008 also
provides deep insight into the operating system and diagnostic capabilities to
allow administrators to spend more time adding business value. Windows
Server 2008 is far more than a refinement of predecessor operating systems.
Windows Server 2008 is designed to provide organizations with the most
productive platform for powering applications, networks, and Web services from
the workgroup to the datacenter with exciting, valuable new functionality and
powerful improvements to the base operating system. Windows Server 2008
Enterprise delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical
applications. It helps improve availability with clustering and hot-add
processor capabilities; improve security with consolidated identity management
features; and reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with
virtualization licensing rights. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise provides the
foundation for a highly dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure.