For example, a CAL assigned to a user, allows only that user to access the server via any device. Likewise, if a DAL is assigned to particular device, then any authenticated user using that device is allowed to access the server. We can use a simple example to help highlight the practical differences between CAL and DAL licensing models and understand the most cost-effective approach: Assume an environment with Windows Server R2 standard edition and a total of 50 users and 25 devices workstations.
August 19, Tags: See notes in italics below. Although some volume licensing contracts may delay the change, customers might need to plan ahead to exploit current pricing. Also, starting in Jan. Windows Server R2 licenses will be generally available for sale in Nov. Customers who have SA on existing Windows Server licenses will be entitled to Windows Server R2 upgrades if SA is active the month the version becomes available for download.