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  Asked By: Phillip    Date: Apr 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 955

Can anybody explain how Sharepoint licensing works when used outside the
firewall? As an example, if I had 10 vendors that I wanted to have
access to Sharepoint within my company how would I handle the licensing?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Junior Jarvis     Answered On: Apr 24

This site should be able to explain  the licensing  for you:


Answer #2    Answered By: Sanjay Lohar     Answered On: Apr 24

Licensing is done on a per *device* basis, not on a per user basis.
Hence, you need to calculate the number of devices that will be
connecting to your portal, not the number of users or vendors. Whether
they are inside or outside the firewall is irrelevant.

Answer #3    Answered By: Mason Salazar     Answered On: Apr 24

A dumb question I know but , does this mean a specific identified device
or can it be any capable device until the total number of licenses is

Answer #4    Answered By: Jesus Davis     Answered On: Apr 24

Any device that connects to the portal. If you have a workstation that
isn't connecting to the portal, then it doesn't count. This is an
aggregate number, not a simultaneous connections number.

Answer #5    Answered By: Narasimha Kamane     Answered On: Apr 24

So if you have 100 users who might access from work or from home, you
would need 200 CALs? If it's an aggregate number, obviously you would
need to add more CALs as you add more users, but are CALs freed up as
other users are deleted? How will it know that if it's not based on
simultaneous connections?

Answer #6    Answered By: Fidel Crane     Answered On: Apr 24

200 would be correct in your scenario. SPS doesn't know if licenses are
used incorrectly. It's the old "honors" system.

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