SBS 2008 - maximum amount of CALs and users

Can someone point me to a Microsoft Document showing the CAL / License limitations of SBS 2008 (and SBS 2008 with the SBS 2011 Premium add-on)?

I need to clarify (and need to be able to prove) if SBS CALs (if in per-user mode) are based on the number of concurrent users or (as I suspect) is based on the number of user accounts (minus the admin account), and what the maximum number of CALs is (for SBS 2008 and SBS 2008 with SBS 2011 Premium add-on).



I'm not aware of any hard limit on the number of Active Directory "accounts" that can be created with SBS 2008. The limits kick in with the number of CALs you have purchased.
And with SBS 2008, there are no CALs "installed" on the server (like SBS 2003). You buy the desired CAL type and quantity, and then store the paperwork in a safe place to prove that you're legal. You could even buy and use a combination of User CALs and Device CALs for SBS.



I'm not aware of any hard limit on the number of Active Directory "accounts" that can be created with SBS 2008. The limits kick in with the number of CALs you have purchased.
And with SBS 2008, there are no CALs "installed" on the server (like SBS 2003). You buy the desired CAL type and quantity, and then store the paperwork in a safe place to prove that you're legal. You could even buy and use a combination of User CALs and Device CALs for SBS.



The limit on SBS is 75 Users Accounts / Computers. Going over this amount violates the licence agreement for SBS. SBS does not enforce this limit. It just moans in the logs when you go over it.

This is not concurrent users, this is active directory accounts.

See here:http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/licensing/about-licensing/client-access-license.aspx#tab=1



You can read this document : http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/5/C/45CD1DC6-9204-44DD-999B-24B50A9144B6/SBS%202011_Licensing_FAQ.pdf



David, this is what I expect, but even on that link, I am not seeing where it says that it is 75 AD accounts



Benjamin - likewise, in the link you provided, I cannot see where it says that this is/is not based on concurrent users - all it says is that you are allowed a maximum of 75 CALs

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