Samba PDC & Windows 2003 CALs

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by xheliox, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. xheliox

    xheliox It's Good To Be King

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Altamonte Springs, FL
    Simple question... or maybe not.

    Let's say I have have Samba running as a primary domain controller. And then for whatever reason, a series of Windows 2003 boxes acting as file servers, authenticating against the Samba PDC. Do I have to buy CALs for each user connecting to the Windows box, even if there is not a local user account on the server?

    From reading Microsoft's Windows 2003 FAQ, I would say yes.. but I've heard different answers from different people. Any thoughts?

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