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Can someone explain the difference between users and CALs in using windows server 2012??

Do I have to buy a Cal for every device I want to stream or trans-code movies to??

thank you in advance???
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If you are purchasing device CALs, then yes you need one for every device on the network (broadly speaking).

Edited to add: If you are the only person who will be using the equipment it would probably be better to just get a user CAL. If you license per user, it doesn't matter how many devices you have, just how many people are using them.
Edited by Deuce65 - 5/28/16 at 10:25am
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By default if you have a valid copy of the OS you have a device CAL. User CAL are normally used in a BYOD environment.
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