Basically what I would like is to setup a network to allow all employees in our business to have a central user system and file storage (Then if one machine fails there should be no loss of data).
However I am confused by what 'CAL's are and if I need to buy or how many I need to buy? We currently have 4 machines and 5 users.
I have got Windows 7 Professional licence running on each of these machines, and do not understand whether I then need to buy yet another licence just to connect to this machine?
From what I have seen I just need to set this server up, and connect my current PC network up to this 'domain' or have I misread something?
I am working on a small budget, and do not wish to spend to much money on the infrastructure if possible.
Edit: Could any one explain if there is much difference between Standard and Essentials for Small Business Server? As I don't believe you need CAL's on the Essentials but not sure what you would lose?
I hope someone can help - I seem to have spent all day on Google without finding anything out.