Server 2016 CALs help

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  • slimcode

    Hi ,

    I would like to understand how are the server CALS actually installed with the server 2016 standard ? are this automatically part of the License key from microsoft or is there a place in windows you can add the CALS or even how do i see how many CALS i currently have?


    Also from an official microsoft document

    “Standard: When all cores on the server are licensed (subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor and a
    minimum of 16 core licenses per server), Standard has rights to use two OSEs or two Hyper-V containers and unlimited Windows
    Server containers.”

    Does this mean one key can be installed on two OSes on different servers or has to be on same server like dual boot ?


    Also can someone explain what does microsoft mean by this statement

    “All physical cores on the server must be licensed, subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor and a minimum of 16
    core licenses per server”

    What do they mean server ? as an instance of a full blown OS or a physical BOX like for instance Dell PowerEdge Server ?


    Microsoft Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs)
    A Windows Server CAL is a license that allows customers to access Windows Server. CALs are used in conjunction with Microsoft Windows Server OS licenses to allow Users and/or Devices to access and utilize the services of that server OS.

    If your customers are wanting to run Windows Server 2016 on their new HPE Gen10 server, they would acquire a Windows Server 2016 OS license in order to run the Windows Server software on the physical server AND they would need to acquire CALs for the Users or Devices who will access the server.

    This two-component license models provides a low entry price and a way to pay for capacity used: the more devices or users accessing the server software, the greater the license fees or price. This model therefore offers license affordability to organizations of all sizes.
    HPE offers several different types of Windows Server CALs.

    User CALs allow a single user access to Windows Server from an unlimited number of devices
    Device CALs allow an unlimited number of users to access Windows Server from a single device
    Hope this information is helpful to you if you need more information ablout servers then Apps4Rent is just for you.

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