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Buy 5 Pack Device CAL for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 used For the standard or data center...more

Buy 5 Pack Device CAL for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 used

For the standard or data center edition of Microsoft Windows Server 2019, in addition to the licenses for the server cores, a client access license is also required for each end device through which the server services are to be accessed: For this purpose, there is the Windows Server 2019 Device CAL, which gives a specific computer (PC, laptop, etc.) registered for this purpose the corresponding access rights.

The core licenses for Windows 2019 Server Standard or Datacenter do not include user rights, so these must be purchased separately in the form of a Device CAL, each user who is authorized to use the end device equipped with it, can then use it to access the Windows Server.

Used Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 are not only available from Wiresoft at a lower price than the client access licenses offered as new in the software trade, they are also available individually instead of in scales. At the same time, these used Device CALs have the same functionality as the Device Client Access Licenses for Windows Server 2019 available in the official Microsoft Volume Licensing Program.

Use all features of MS Windows Server 2019 with a used Device CAL

Windows Server 2019 is based on Windows 10 and offers many new features in both the Standard and Datacenter editions, especially for the deployment of cloud-based applications. The integrated Software Defined Networking (SDN) offers possibilities not only for the central configuration of physical network devices, such as routers and switches, but also of virtual network devices, such as gateways, including dynamic management. In addition, Windows Server 2019 allows for peering of two networks, making them almost seamlessly connected. Other interesting features that are also available to users with a Used Device CAL include:

  • Encrypted Networks and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) for secure encryption on virtual networks
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) reduces complexity and simplifies IT infrastructure deployment
  • Optimized use of Linux with Shielded VMs
  • Kubernetes container services
  • Advanced Threat Protection for early detection of attacks and protection of sensitive data
  • Storage Spaces Direct provides aggregation of local server datastores into a virtual cluster
  • Storage Replica reduces data loss at the file system level
  • Disaster Preparedness also minimizes downtime

The most important facts about Used Device CALs for Windows Server Standard and Datacenter Edition 2019 at a glance

Even as Used Software, a Device CAL from Wiresoft has the same access options to be able to use the functions available in both Windows Server 2019 editions: This offers small and medium-sized companies and organizations in particular a low-cost alternative for equipping employees with Windows Server access licenses for end devices, also because it enables customized licensing.

About licensing Windows Server 2019 with CALs

For Standard and Datacenter editions, Microsoft License Management offers the alternative option of licensing Windows Server 2019 by individual cores/processor cores; in doing so, this must be supplemented by endpoint (or user) licensing or. Because such CALs included in the server license are intended exclusively for administrators and not for the typical use of Windows Server services, so that each individual end device requires a corresponding access license (Device CAL) for this. This Device CAL must correspond to the identical or a higher Windows Server version - more details about the scenarios below.

Thus, only this device-specific client access license entitles the user to use the Windows Server functions of version 2019 on a Windows-enabled end device. Apart from the access rights for the client/server environment of Windows Server 2019, the CAL does not contain any other software that must be installed first.

What are the benefits of Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter edition?

First of all, CAL-based licensing of Windows Server 2019 allows flexible and needs-based rights management for the computers in question. Especially used access licenses for devices offer a more economical alternative for SMBs to use Windows Server services: Because here there are no restrictions due to scales, so that client access licenses only have to be purchased for as many employees as are actually needed. The Microsoft licensing model offers a total of two types of CALs for Windows Server 2019:

  • Device CAL for Windows Server 2019: this gives server access rights to a dedicated endpoint device (PC, laptop, tablet, phone)
  • User CAL for Windows Server 2019: this gives a dedicated user server access rights

It is also possible to use user CALs and device CALs in parallel.

Please note version compatibility for Device CALs for Windows Server 2019!

The Device CAL for Windows Server 2019 not only equips an end device with the access rights for Windows Server 2019, it also includes access to older versions such as 2016 (downgrade). Thus, the Server Device CAL 2019 has an advantage over older Device CAL versions that apply to a previous version of Windows Server 2019, because with such a version, the Windows Server version 2019 cannot be accessed (upgrade). Even though there are currently no more recent Device CALs for Windows Server than the 2019 version, care should still always be taken to ensure that the server license and client access license are compatible.

What else is important when licensing Windows Server 2019 with a used Device CAL?

As mentioned earlier, the Device CAL only grants Windows Server 2019 access rights to a single endpoint device (Device) at a time, and once the CAL has been registered to that exact device, the license cannot be transferred to another computer. It is also impossible to change the CAL type and use a Device CAL as a User CAL. However, it is permitted to use Device CALs and Device CALs in parallel for the use of Windows Server 2019.

These provisions of the Microsoft CAL licensing system are intended to prevent improper access to Windows Server 2019. Thus, they provide greater security for a company and its data, as unlicensed or third-party endpoints cannot access the data.

What are the differences between Device CAL and User CAL for Windows Server 2019?

In terms of functionality, a Device CAL for Windows Server 2019 generally does not differ from the User CAL. However, each offers typical advantages due to the type of access to Windows Server access: Here, the number of workstations in a company as well as the workflow in which the Windows Server is accessed plays a role: In some SMBs, several employees take turns using a single end device, e.g. in shift work, to access the Windows Server, while in other work environments users take turns using completely different end devices to do so.

The single Windows-capable end device authorized by the device license can therefore be used for server access by all employees who have the possibility or permission to do so: If the licensed end device is a mobile laptop or tablet, the respective employee can then also access the Windows server locally independently - e.g. on the road or in the home office. The Device CAL can therefore also be used on the move.

Conclusion on Device CALs

So, which type of client access license for Windows Server 2019 in a company offers more advantages in use differs from case to case. Here, the number of employees using the Windows Server in relation to the predominant type of access via the existing end devices plays a role: as soon as the majority alternately uses a specific mobile end device or a standalone device to access the Windows Server, the Device CAL offers more advantages.

Whether the Device CAL for Windows Server 2019 offers more deployment options than the User CAL is therefore reflected in the respective typical company workflow. Knowledge of this should form the basis for the choice of CAL when purchasing suitable client access licenses for Windows Server 2019.

Used Device CALs for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 also available from a single license in the Wiresoft Online Shop

Used Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 are available in the Wiresoft Online Shop starting at just one client access license - any Microsoft volume licensing requirements are therefore not applicable. The marking of the CAL as "used" does not mean any general disadvantages in terms of usability, not only because software cannot wear out in principle.

Info about Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 as used software - from Wiresoft

All Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 offered second-hand at Wiresoft are original access licenses for employees, as they are also available within the Microsoft licensing program; unlike such, these were part of a Device volume license for Windows Server 2019, which the respective previous buyer, usually a company, first owned. Device access licenses not needed by the latter, or the complete Device volume license, were resold to Wiresoft, with the volume license being broken up into individual licenses. The resulting individual Device access licenses are referred to as used software. Despite their labeling as "used licenses", these Device CALs are fully usable for accessing for Windows Server 2019, because they do not differ from an access license that has never been used, neither by restrictions in their functionality nor in their useful life.

Pre-owned software of Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 with buyer assurance

Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 as used software not only offer Wiresoft customers an affordable alternative in Windows server licensing, they are also safe and legal! Each individual Device CAL for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 provides you, the customer, with the usual buyer security of instant download including immediate license activation with the included volume license key.

Are buying and using a used Device CAL for Windows Server 2019 legal?

The Device CALs for Windows Server 2019, as well as all other access licenses that you can purchase from Wiresoft, come from the respective license inventory of a company or organization. For this reason, both the sale and the purchase of CALs are subject to the applicable jurisdiction, which expressly permits the trade in Microsoft used software and various court rulings have also clearly confirmed this.

For you as a customer, the purchase of used Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 and also their use therefore offers legal security, since neither Wiresoft nor you as a buyer or user violate any legal provisions. Used CALs from Wiresoft are also audit-proof due to the complete proof of all previous buyers in addition!

Summary of your Wiresoft advantages when buying used Device CALs for Windows Server 2019

Used Software at Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 from Wiresoft offers you a low-priced alternative to many offers from other software providers - this also applies to other access licenses

As already indicated, there are also no restrictions on a minimum number of Device CALs that need to be purchased at the time of purchase, so any potential inflexible tiering on client access licenses does not apply. This also allows Wiresoft customers to reduce the cost of server access licensing by only licensing the actual usage of Windows Server services.

In Wiresoft's online shop, you can find used software access licenses for Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 as well as User CALs - and also client access licenses for other versions of Windows Server, as well as other server software licenses, including the access licenses required for each. This way, you can also supplement your software inventory in other areas at low cost with used licenses from Wiresoft, thus avoiding additional costs for new hardware as well as also compatibility problems that could be caused by inconsistent software versions.

In addition to Device CALs and server software, you can also find other Microsoft software products in the Wiresoft Software Shop - with all the advantages that Wiresoft used software offers. If you have any questions about Device CALs for Windows Server 2019 or any other Microsoft product, please feel free to use our expert advice in chat or by email or phone.

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