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  • Question


    We have bought for a part of the users in our organization Standard Cals for Communicator 2007. A couple of those users would like to use the option for LiveMeeting from the communicator program.

    Is it possible that we assign Enterprise Cals to specific users, so we don't have to buy Cals for users that don't want to use this option? Can we also move this Cal to another user when he/she doesn't use the LiveMeeting option anymore?




    Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:48 PM

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  • OCS CALs are not user specific; you are just required to purchase the correct number of Standard vs. Enterprise based on the number of users you have using the feature sets. Which should work well in your situation - you don't have to worry about switching CALs around based on which user is using a certain feature, rather you just have to ensure that the number of users using the Enterprise features match the number of Enterprise CALs you bought.

    Note: CALs are additive. Meaning if you want the Enterprise features you need to purchase the Standard CAL plus the Enterprise CAL.

    Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:02 PM

    So it would then be better for use 2000 standard CALs for the users that only use communicator. For the 30 users that need a web conference facility, we need to think about another product. Because buying 1970 Enterprise CALs and not using it would be a waste of money.

    Friday, December 12, 2008 10:03 AM
  • Alfred,

    That would be your best bet.  Although the client installation doesn't differ for Standard/Enterprise usage, what you would need to do is enable Web Conferencing for only the users that you purchase licenses for, this way you can prevent more than 30 users from creating meetings and attempting to use the conferencing features, keeping you in compliance.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Friday, December 12, 2008 3:17 PM
  • Alfred - just to make sure we're all on the same page the solution to your problem would be to buy 2000 standard CALs and 30 Enterprise CALs.  You do not need to license the other 1970 users for Enterprise capability if they aren't using it nor do you need to purchase another product for web conferencing.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Friday, December 12, 2008 10:08 PM