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Kerio cal licences [message #118117] Thu, 11 December 2014 15:03 Go to next message
jannemec is currently offline  jannemec
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Hello, just simple question(s)
1. can I run the Korio Connect on windows 7 machine (100mailboxes) - or the MS licensing deny to use W7 for this purpose
2. Do I have to purchase cal licences for users is I am running the Kerio on W7 (or on W2012 server)?
Re: Kerio cal licences [message #118119 is a reply to message #118117] Thu, 11 December 2014 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pavel Dobry (Kerio) is currently offline  Pavel Dobry (Kerio)
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Both questions are for Microsoft, not for this forum.

Technically? 1. Yes, 2. No.
Legally? You need to ask Microsoft. They don't have a firm opinion on this either. In general, you should not run server services on Windows 7 and you need CALs for all the clients(users) connecting to Kerio Connect on Windows Server.

Re: Kerio cal licences [message #118124 is a reply to message #118119] Thu, 11 December 2014 19:06 Go to previous message
Maerad is currently offline  Maerad
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I also might add that there are some limits on windows 7 like only 10 or 20 concurrent connections etc.

If you wanna test 100 mailboxes, sure, why not - if the tech limits are no problem. If your question is for a productive environment ... please ask for external help. There's more to it then just the OS. You need a full server with a raid system, enough RAM, CPU Power, Support/Maintenance for 5 years etc.

A software raid wont do it - what would happen if the "server" is offline/hardware failure? The data is lost because the hdd died?

There is a reason you can buy server OS, those are not for ms to just generate money.

And if you use a server os, you need a license for any device accessing your network/ms server service OR user cal per user that has access to the network. User = Real person, not account like one for 20 ppl = 1 User cal (in that case a device cal would be better). Fpr MS Licensing read google alot and/or ask for external help. It's all but easy. For kerio ... 1 user = one mailbox. Done.
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