The Microsoft Core Device CAL Suite is a set of four device client access licenses (CALs) and two operating system environment (OSE) client management licenses (MLs). Together they provide workstation licensing for key Microsoft server technologies.
A device CAL gives one computer or other device access to a server regardless of the number of users. An OSE client ML licenses the management of one nonserver device. If a device has multiple OSEs, a separate ML is required for each OSE being managed. See below for details on the CALs and client MLs included with this donation.
One Core Device CAL Suite contains one of each of the following CALs:
Note: The Exchange Server Enterprise CAL and SharePoint Server Enterprise Edition CAL are not included in the Core CAL Suite.
One Core Device CAL Suite contains one of each of the following OSE client MLs:
The right to run management server software is included with System Center client MLs. If you request this product, you can download and install the management server software listed above. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.
CALs and MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.
The System Center server software requires installation media which you can download or order from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)
Expect three emails:
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.
See system requirements for each System Center component: