Symantec Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Client Access License need
Last Updated July 28, 2012
There is a Windows Server machine which will host Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM), and will be dedicated to this task. There are questions about SEPM and the need of Client Access Licenses (CAL).
There are two licensing concerns:
1. The use of SQL Server database 2. The use of IIS for client/server communication
The case of SQL Server is detailled in another TECHNOTE.
For IIS, Microsoft explains CALs are not required if Anonymous authentication is used, which is the case of SEPM.
SEPM 12.1 The management server Web service uses Apache instead of IIS. You do not need to install IIS first, as you did in previous versions.
This does not have effect the SQL server licensing condition.
"A Windows Server 2008 CAL is required when a user or device accesses or uses the Windows Server 2008 server software. However, if access is through the Internet and is anonymous (for example, when browsing a public Web site), a Windows Server CAL is not required" - Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx
Imported Document ID: TECH162350
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