We have a client that uses a win 2000 server for the network. We use ADS 6.x
for win2000. The administrator is worried about the liscense of the server
because he said file sharing uses Microsoft Liscense and it may degrade the
performance of the server and Win 2000 Server will go slow he said. I dont
if it will also affect the performace of ADS. Do they really need to get
Win 2000 Server SP4 with 5 cals
ADS Server with 50 Cals
25 Users concurrently running with ads.
Any suggestions & Opinion highly appreciated.
Subject: Is there any problem with Win2000 liscense?
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 18:43:17 +0800
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From: Brad Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Whether you have 5 CALs or 50 CALs is irrelevant to server performance. To my
knowledge, CALs are just a piece of paper -- they have nothing to do with the
actual OS software. That being said, I would guess (but don't know for sure)
that you are breaking your MS Win 2000 EULA agreement by allowing 25 concurrent
users to access your Win 2000 server being you only have 5 CALs. So it is
essentially software piracy (once again I would think, but don't know for sure),
but should have no effect on performance. Perhaps the administrator is trying
to "scare" you into becoming legal on your number of CALs. I suggest reading up
on your MS EULA, and getting legal on your CALs if so needed.
* Brad Schmidt
* Extended Systems, Inc.