Windows Server CAL's - Questions?


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I have purchased a Windows Server 2008 R2 license for the purpose for having a remote windows server. The plan is to install Windows server on a dedicated server somewhere on the planet.

Now my question is, do I need a unique CAL for every machine I connect to the server from? So for example I connect to the server from home and from work (office) or even a friends house.

The Windows Sever CAL licensing documention is rather sketchy.

Another question can any version of CAL access different versions of Windows Sever? Forwards and Backwards compatibilty?

Again the documentation is not very good from Microsoft on Windows Server and Client Access Licenses. It's like they are deliberately obfuscating the documentation unless you hold a M$ certification.