Samba as member server in Win2k domain

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Sat Apr 14 12:59:16 GMT 2001

On Sat, 14 Apr 2001, Martin Radford wrote:

> Microsoft's position on Win2k licencing is that:
> "You need ... a Windows 2000 Server Client Access License (CAL) for
> each client computer that is used by an authenticated user or that
> uses Windows 2000 Server Services."
> ... and ...
> "An authenticated user is one who directly or indirectly uses the
> Windows 2000 Server Integrated Sign-on Service or receives credentials
> from the Windows 2000 Active Directory(TM) service."
> [Source:
> ]
> So my reading is that if you're using a Samba server in a Windows 2000
> domain, you need a CAL for each PC accessing that server.

I'm afraid that it my understanding of the Win2k CAL's as well.

Cheers, jerry
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