Offtopic but urgent: Windows 2000 Server's "client access licences"

James A.Sutherland jas88 at
Fri Mar 30 18:43:13 GMT 2001

On Fri, 30 Mar 2001 13:00:19 -0500, you wrote:

>  I may have accidentally slanged Microsoft by saying that
>one has to buy CALs (Client Access Licences), annually.
>  I found the prices at
>but that doesn't actualy say whether they're annual or not.
>  Can anyone help me on this: I need to correct an
>O'Reilly web page sorta instantly if I'm wrong!

Unless they've made a pretty dramatic change recently (and kept quiet
about it), you BUY the CALs. The only annual subscription options were
for maintenance deals: the licenses themselves are one-off purchases.


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