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Assign Client Access Licenses

In this task, you assign client access licenses (CALs) to users or devices in your Windows EBS network. The number of CALs that you can assign is determined by the CAL packs that you have installed.

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You must assign CALs to user accounts or devices to allow your users to log on to the Windows EBS network. To access network services, a user must have a licensed user account or log on from a licensed device.
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By default, Windows EBS automatically assigns a preinstalled CAL to the built-in Administrator account on the Management Server. (This CAL is in addition to any CALs that are added when you install CAL packs.) If the Administrator account is disabled, or you use a different account for domain administration, use this procedure to assign a CAL to the account that you use for domain administration. You must use a licensed domain-administrator account to be able to add computers to the domain.

Before you can assign CALs, you must first complete the following tasks:

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You assign CALs in the Windows EBS Administration Console. If the Configuration and Migration Tasks checklist is open, close it before you start the Administration Console.
To assign a CAL to a user account or device
  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Essential Business Server, and then click Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console.

  2. Click the Licenses tab.

  3. To assign a CAL to a user account, do the following:

    1. Click User Licenses, and then click a user account that does not have a license assigned. These accounts have no entry in the License Edition column.
    2. In the tasks pane, click Manage CAL.
    3. In the Manage CAL dialog box, choose a CAL and then click OK.
  4. To assign a CAL to a device, do the following:

    1. Click Device Licenses, and then click a device that does not have a license assigned. These devices have no entry in the License Edition column.
    2. In the tasks pane, click Manage CAL.
    3. In the Manage CAL dialog box, choose a CAL and then click OK.
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