A question on NT licensing

David Payer ( (no email) )
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 23:01:47 -0500

I run several stand alone NT servers for various functions but have not used
many of the MS products for NT besides IIS. I anticipate using Exchange for
a particular project and have looking into buying a Back Office license and
have found what appear to be a good deal on software via usenet.

I understand if I want to have 50 simultaneous connections, I need a 50 CAL
version of the license. If I buy a 50 user version of Backoffice, does that
automatically equate to 50 simultaneous users on each or any of the programs
that are included in that CD, such as Exchange?

Also, the version I am considering is not the latest revision but it is the
same base revision number (5.0 vs 5.5 for Exchange). Is it MS policy (as it
is for the IIS) that the other programs of the Back Office Suite are
upgradeable without additional costs to the latest revision within the same
general revision?

I hate buying software for a +ACI-good deal+ACI- and then find out it doesn't fit
the bill and you have few recourses, on the other hand, I enjoy saving a
thousand dollars if I can.

Any insights on the licensing issue are appreciated.

David Payer
OMNI Internet