Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 User CAL (Open Government)
Microsoft Exchange 2016 Standard User CAL - Open License
Client Access Licenses (CALs) serve as a safety measure to prevent unauthorized access to servers.
Access the server
If your business is using the latest version of Microsoft Exchange, you will need the Microsoft Exchange 2016 Standard User CAL Open License to access the server. These licenses are assigned to one person and each person on your team will need one to use Exchange. The open license nature of this user CAL means it is part of the Microsoft Volume Licensing program. The program is designed for businesses with between two and 250 that purchase licenses on an as-needed basis as opposed to buying in bulk.
Advantages of Microsoft Exchange 2016 Standard
Data loss prevention
Exchange 2016 has data loss prevention with more sensitive information types.
Exchange 2016 has enhanced auditing for better reporting and easier integration with third-party apps.
Exchange 2016 architecture
With Exchange 2016, we reduced the number of server roles to two:
The Mailbox server
Edge Transport server roles
The Mailbox server in Exchange 2016
The Mailbox server in Exchange 2016 includes all of the server components from the Exchange 2013 Mailbox and Client Access server roles:
The Mailbox server handles all activity for the active mailboxes on that server. Mailbox services include all the traditional server components found in the Exchange 2013 Mailbox server role:
The Client Access protocols
Client Access services
Client Access services provide authentication, limited redirection, and proxy services. Client Access services don't do any data rendering and offer all the usual client access protocols: HTTP, POP and IMAP, and SMTP.
Along with the new Mailbox role, Exchange 2016 now allows you to proxy traffic from Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 in addition to Exchange 2016 to Exchange 2013. This new flexibility gives you more control in how you move to Exchange 2016 without having to worry about deploying enough front-end capacity to service new Exchange 2016 servers.
The Edge Transport role
The Edge Transport role is typically deployed in your perimeter network, outside your internal Active Directory forest, and is designed to minimize the attack surface of your Exchange deployment.
Internet mail flow
All messages sent to the Internet from inside the organization are routed to Edge Transport servers after the messages are processed by the Transport service on the Exchange 2016 Mailbox server.
In Exchange 2016, antispam features provide services to block unsolicited commercial email (spam) at the network perimeter.
Edge Transport rules
Edge Transport rules are used to control the flow of messages sent to or received from the Internet. Edge Transport rules are configured on each Edge Transport server to help protect corporate network resources and data by applying an action to messages meeting specified conditions.
Address rewriting presents a consistent email address appearance to external recipients. You configure address rewriting on Edge Transport servers to modify the SMTP addresses on inbound and outbound messages.
More About Microsoft Exchange 2016 Standard Open License User CAL
If your business is using the latest version of Microsoft Exchange, you will need the Microsoft Exchange 2016 Standard User CAL Open License to access the server. Client Access Licenses (CALs) serve as a safety measure to prevent unauthorized access to servers. These licenses are assigned to one person and each person on your team will need one to use Exchange. The open license nature of this user CAL means it is part of the Microsoft Volume Licensing program. The program is designed for businesses with between two and 250 that purchase licenses on an as-needed basis as opposed to buying in bulk. This version of exchange has the latest security measures in place to make communication a very safe endeavor, especially since more people are using tablets, laptops and cell phones to send emails as opposed to exclusively sending them while working on a PC. Exchange 2016 has data loss prevention with more sensitive information types and enhanced auditing for better reporting and easier integration with third-party apps.
Exchange 2016 Government CALs
Government employees who plan on using Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 as their mail server will need this client access license (CAL) to have access to files on the server. This is a standard license and can be used with any platform, browser or mobile device that has been set up to retrieve files from the server. Unlike licenses that are tied to the device, this license is assigned to the user which means the Exchange server can be reached from multiple platforms. In other words, you can retrieve and send emails from a PC at the office and use email on cell phones, laptops or tablets. As mobility is key for many government employees, this license is a very important component when using Exchange 2016 as the mail server. Note that this is an Open License and is designed for businesses with between two and 250 computers. This is a perpetual license in the Microsoft Volume Licensing program and the term is two years.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is available in two server editions: Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. Enterprise Edition can scale to 100 mounted databases per server; Standard Edition is limited to 5 mounted databases per server. A mounted database is a database that is in use. A mounted database can be an active mailbox database that is mounted for use by clients, or a passive mailbox database that is mounted in recovery for log replication and replay. While you can create more databases than the limits described above, you can only mount the maximum number specified above. The recovery database does not count towards this limit.
These licensing editions are defined by a product key. When you enter a valid license product key, the supported edition for the server is established. Product keys can be used for the same edition key swaps and upgrades only; they can't be used for downgrades. You can use a valid product key to move from the evaluation version (Trial Edition) of Exchange 2016 to either Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition. You can also use a valid product key to move from Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition.
No loss of functionality will occur when the Trial Edition expires, so you can maintain lab, demo, training, and other non-production environments beyond 120 days without having to reinstall the Trial Edition of Exchange 2016.
As mentioned earlier, you can't use product keys to downgrade from Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition, nor can you use them to revert to the Trial Edition. These types of downgrades can only be done by uninstalling Exchange 2016, reinstalling Exchange 2016, and entering the correct product key.
- License Details Open Academic
- CALs Included 1 User CAL
- Installations Included Unlimited Connecting Device Installations per User License
- Users Supported 1 Local Users
- Devices Supported 1 Server + 1 Concurrent Local Connection per User License, Unlimited Devices per User License
- Licening Type Perpetual
- Licensing Term Indefinite
- Brand Microsoft
- Manufacturer Part Number 4315120
- Delivery Method Digital
- Estimated Delivery Time 5 - 7 Business Days
- Language English
- Platform Supported Desktop / Laptop
- Operating System Supported Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
- Required Processor Speed 300 MHz
- Required Hard Drive Space 1.2 GB
- Required Memory 2 GB