Gartner Research

Microsoft: Licensing External Users

Published: 08 February 2008

ID: G00154856

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien


You are responsible for properly licensing external users to access your networks, Web sites and applications. Understanding the Microsoft licensing requirements for external users can keep you license-compliant.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Definition of Key Terms for External Access
  • What Is a Service Provider License Agreement
  • Different Licensing Types Related to External Users
    • Client Access Licenses (CALs)
    • External Connector Licenses
    • Per Processor Licenses
    • Internet Sites Licenses
  • Product Interdependencies
  • Multiplexing Does Not Alter Licensing Requirements
  • What This Means to You
  • Recommendations

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