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Confusion about Licensing Modes

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016' started by stolenblessing, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. stolenblessing

    stolenblessing Nibble Poster

    Hi folks,

    How per server mode differs from per user/per device mode?

    I am really confused.

    Please help.
    Certifications: CCNA, MCP (70-290)
    WIP: 70-291
  2. Starke

    Starke Nibble Poster

    I'm give it my best shot to explain it to you. Even after being in the field for 8 years licensing is still confusing to me. In server licensing mode you buy a license for the server and you can have as many connections from clients/devices as you want. In per user/device mode you must license each individual user/device. I have yet to see anyone who actually server mode but I'm sure there are people out there. It's supposed to be cheaper to use server mode if you only have a few servers but a large number of users. Hopefully this helps a little.

    Certifications: MCSE:Messaging/Security, Net+, Security+
  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

    This link may help as well...

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