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Tough question on Licensing

  Asked By: Krysta    Date: Oct 16    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 887

I have several nagging questions; hopefully someone can put it
to rest. It concerns CALS and SPS licensing and here is the tricky part.
My counter part in London is deciding to go with SPS or not based on cost
and there is confusion among my team. Is anyone able to answer in-line and
provide me with a little insight?

Scenario 1 - There are 100 workers at a plant but only 20 computers. The
computers are used to access SPS via a kiosk set up. We need to purchase 20
CALS for SharePoint, correct?

Scenario 2 -- There are 100 office workers in an office building. However
between servers and laptops there are 125 systems that could access the SPS
site. We need to purchase 125 CALS for SharePoint, correct?

Scenario 3 -- In addition to making the SPS site accessible within our
internal network, we have read the SPS extranet white paper and configured
the site to be accessible on the Internet. We don't plan on having more
then 50 users access the system on the Internet but we must still purchase
the Internet license at a cost of 30,000, correct? Users could be employees
at home or employees from a partner company we will collaborate with on

Scenario 4 -- We decide that the only way the site can be accessed is on the
Internet. We lock down the internal firewalls to not accept internal calls
and make all company employees assess the site via www.ourcompanySPSsite.com
<http://www.ourcompanyspssite.com/> . Under this scenario we only have to
purchase the 30,000 Internet license and do not need to purchase SPS CALS
for our internal devices.

Scenario 5 -- All SPS CALS refer to devices and not individuals, correct?
If everyone is in the same building and there are 200 humans and a total of
245 desktops, laptops, and servers, the correct number of SPS CALS to
purchase is 245.

Final One - Under each of the scenarios above we must purchase the $3,999
server license or is that the cost of the SPS software by itself?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jocelyn Shelton     Answered On: Oct 16

Its good to see someone as perplexed as I am. I look forward to the

Answer #2    Answered By: Joey Soto     Answered On: Oct 16

This is the latest Microsoft document on user rights for their products.
Sharepoint is in there but it also defines what an internet users is and


Answer #3    Answered By: Gerard Randall     Answered On: Oct 16

I am starting to develop some basic information, I will send it out when it
is complete.

Answer #4    Answered By: Audra Mccormick     Answered On: Oct 16

Scenario 1- Correct, a CAL per device
Scenario 2- Correct, a CAL per device
Scenario 3- The Internet connector allows only NON-employee to connect
to SPS. If you have employee they will need a CAL (Might already have a
CAL with the scenario 1). For non employee, you have 2 options, buy a
CAL for each device at your partner that will connect to SPS, If you
have less than 400 extranet users, you might be better of buying CAL
than the internet connector
Scenario 4- Wrong, Licensing will only allow internet connector for
Scenario 5- Correct

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