Microsoft Product Type
Windows Server is Microsoft's solution for workgroup file, print, and communication servers, as well as for Internet content delivery. A user client access license (CAL) is needed for every user accessing Windows Server for file services, printing services, remote access service, or terminal services. It is also needed for any authenticated users accessing Windows Server as a web server or an application server.
This donation provides one user CAL that authorizes a user to access Windows Server from any device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home). Device CALs for licensing computers and external connector licenses (ECLs) for licensing a significant number of external users are also available.
Need More Than 50 Licenses?
Eligible organizations can request additional licenses of Microsoft software at a nonprofit discount through TechSoup Canada. We strongly recommend maximizing your allotment of donated licences (up to 50 licences) before requesting additional Microsoft licences at a discount.
CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through TechSoup Canada are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.
For additional information about the available editions of Windows Server and the server and client licensing requirements, see the Guide to Windows Server Editions and Licensing.
This license does not require media, license keys, or setup codes.
Microsoft will send licensing information to the organizational email address on your account. You must verify that the organizational email is correct on the MY ORGANIZATION tab on your My Account page. If this email address is incorrect, please email us to update it BEFORE completing your donation request.
Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.