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  • In CRM 4.0 Enterprise you can have multiple organization databases. How does the user licenses work in this case. Say you have two organizations, East_MSCRM and West_MSCRM. Do you have to buy separate CAL's for each organization? Or are the CAL's tied to the server itself, in which case you have a pool of licenses which have to be shared between them?

    Thanks!

    Monday, March 22, 2010 3:48 PM

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  • I read (I can't remember where) that the CAL was the access to the server, not the organization...

    I will try to find where is this information


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    Monday, March 22, 2010 3:49 PM
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  • I read (I can't remember where) that the CAL was the access to the server, not the organization...

    I will try to find where is this information


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    Monday, March 22, 2010 3:49 PM
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  • See:

    Client Access Licenses

    Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional and Enterprise require a client access license (CAL) for each user or device accessing the server. There are three different types of CALs available on either a per-user or per-device model.

    It is not an official Microsoft page, but here is the link http://www.encludeit.org/faqs/crm_guide


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    Monday, March 22, 2010 3:50 PM
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  • The original in the Server EULA:

    a.    Client Access Licenses (CALs).

    i.      You must acquire and assign the appropriate CAL to each device or user that accesses your instances of the server software directly or indirectly.  A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device.

    ·         You do not need CALs for any of your servers licensed to run instances of the server software.

    ·         You do not need CALs for up to two devices or users to access your instances of the server software only to administer those instances.

    ·         Your CALs permit access to your instances of earlier versions, but not later versions, of the server software. 

    ii.    Categories and Types of CALs.  There are two categories of CALs: the Limited CAL and Full Use Additive CAL.  There are two types of CAL in each category: a device CAL and a user CAL.  You may use a combination of category and type, but in all cases you may not have a Full Use Additive CAL without an underlying Limited CAL.

    ·         The Limited CAL (either device or user) allows users only to access and read data on the licensed server. 

    ·         The Full Use Additive CAL (either device or user), with the Limited CAL, allows users to use the remaining functionality in the server software.   

    ·         Each device CAL permits a single device, used by any user, to access instances of the software on your licensed servers.  Each user CAL permits one user, using any device, to access instances of the software on your licensed servers. 

     


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    Monday, March 22, 2010 3:58 PM
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  • Rob,

    You only need one user cal per user regardless of the number of organizations the user will be accessing.


    Jerry http://www.crminnovation.com
    • Marked as answer by Rob Landolt Tuesday, March 23, 2010 1:10 PM
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 1:05 PM
  • Thanks for the responses, all! Much appreciated!

     

    Rob

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 1:10 PM