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  Asked By: Reuben    Date: Sep 23    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 661

This should be a simple question but even Microsoft are struggling to answer
it.



If you are using SharePoint 2010 for your website and have purchased
SharePoint Internet Sites Enterprise Server do you need to purchase a
External Connector Licence for each Web Server or not?

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6 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Adya Khavatekar     Answered On: Sep 23

If you mean the Windows Server external connector license then the answer is
Yes. If you are referring to the old SharePoint External connector license
then the answer is no. The SharePoint Internet Sites Enterprise Server
license is the new name for the SharePoint external connector. However, the
SharePoint Internet Sites Enterprise license is a server based license so
you need one server license for each server.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Trupti Patil     Answered On: Sep 23

I am meaning the Windows Server External connector.

Have been told if external users only read content then external connector is
not needed.
Sent using mobile device as I am currently away from my desk.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Marlena Noble     Answered On: Sep 23

You've been told wrong. External users are connecting to web sites on the
SharePoint server to read that content. As such they need Windows CALs.
That would be the Windows Server external connector.


As Bruce pointed out however, you really need to get the final say "in
writing" from a Microsoft licensing specialist.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Juan Davis     Answered On: Sep 23

Let's say you are setting up a new installation with Sharepoint 2010 FIS on
sever A, SQL on server B. Do you need Windows Server with Ext Connector for
both?

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Jason Anderson     Answered On: Sep 23

Let's say you are setting up a new installation with Sharepoint 2010 FIS on
sever A, SQL on server B. Do you need Windows Server with Ext Connector for
both?

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Uttam Vanjare     Answered On: Sep 23

Microsoft has licensing specialists who can provide an answer. We can tell you
anything you want to hear - but what you really need is an 'official'
communication from a Microsoft person so you can be sure you are 'legal'.
Having said that, you should be covered on the FES with the SharePoint for
Internet license but don't forget SQL - if you are licensing by processor, you
should be covered there as well.

 
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