CAL Windows Server 2016 for file server

Yopiz, Luis 21 Reputation points

Hello good

Connection CAL is required to use a File Server on windows server 2016 vmware.

Luis Yopiz

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Limitless Technology 37,741 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    So you are asking whether CAL is required to use a File server?

    If so Yes, the workstations in your organization are networked, you likely depend on network server software to perform certain functions, such as file and print sharing. To access this server software legally, a Client Access License (CAL) may be required.

    If the reply is helpful, please Upvote and Accept it as an answer

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  1. Dave Patrick 351K Reputation points MVP

    Yes, Cals are required. A Windows Server CAL is a license that grants access Windows Server. CALs are used in conjunction with Microsoft Windows Server OS licenses to allow Users and/or Devices to access and utilize the services of that windows server

    • User CALs allow a single user access to Windows Server from an unlimited number of devices
    • Device CALs allow an unlimited number of users to access Windows Server from a single device

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

  2. Yopiz, Luis 21 Reputation points

    I am going to explain my scenario to you. I have my virtual server farm, I need to implement a new file server.
    I currently have a Windows Server 2012 and I am considering upgrading to Windows Server 2016. Users log in through currently shared folders. Nobody enters via RDP, only infrastructure administrators.

    My query is I require CAL to be able to share the file folders? Like I do with Windows Server 2012

  3. Figla VietNam 0 Reputation points

    Can I purchase additional CAL licenses for the 2016 Std server?

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