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Server 2008 R2 + Exchange 2013 Help

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#1 ElbowJuice


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 09:52 AM

Hi All,

I currently have an SBS2008 server running Exchange 2007 and I would like to upgrade the hardware.
I have tried installing SBS2008 onto the new hardware but no luck, I know that Server 2008 R2 will work as I have installed it on the exact same server hardware.
So with Server 2008 R2 I plan to install Exchange 2013 and migrate from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 , I know that I will need to buy 30 CALs for the exchange as I have 30
exchange users, but nobody other than myself will actually log into the Server 2008 R2, so how many CALs will I need for Server 2008 R2.
Also if anybody has any better suggestions than this for a new exchange then please share,
note that Office 365 is not an option and neither is Server 2012, Thanks for any help,

Edited by ElbowJuice, 28 October 2015 - 10:18 AM.

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 12:24 PM

First off, are the CALs user CALs or device CALs?


As for Server 2008, you should already have CALs for the admins who will be accessing/remoting in to it. Most server installations come with a few admin CALs included. Microsoft licensing is a pain to try and unravel -- you may want to talk to whoever you purchased Exchange and Server 2008 R2 from sort that all out.

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