Windows Server User CAL (Includes Software Assurance)
Price: £3.00 + VAT
Windows Server is Microsoft's solution for workgroup file, print, and communication servers, as well as for Internet content delivery. A user client access license (CAL) is needed for every user accessing Windows Server for file services, printing services, remote access service, or terminal services. It is also needed for any authenticated users accessing Windows Server as a web server or an application server.
This donation provides one user CAL that authorizes a user to access Windows Server from any device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home). Device CALs for licensing computers and external connector licenses (ECLs) for licensing a significant number of external users are also available.
CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through the tt-exchange Programme are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.
For additional information about the available editions of Windows Server and the server and client licensing requirements, see the Guide to Windows Server Editions and Licensing.
This license does not require media, license keys, or setup codes.
Under the Software Assurance programme, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.
Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions
This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities
Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.
Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:
- Relief to the poor
- Advancement of education
- Advancement of social and community welfare
- Advancement of culture
- Advancement of the natural environment
- Other purposes beneficial to the community
Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:
- Public libraries for public access purposes
- Public Museums
- Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
- Community Health Clinics
- Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
- Women’s health centres
- Blood banks
- Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
- Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:
- Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
- Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software donations, including nonprofit private schools
- Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .
- Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
- Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
- Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
- Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
- Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
- Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
- Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations
Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria
for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can
be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines:
Your organisation's first donation request after 27 July 2011 marks the
beginning of its recurring two-year cycles. Within a two-year period,
each eligible organisation may request:
- Products from up to 10 of the title groups, with a 50-license
maximum for desktop and operating systems or license-only title groups
(see below for more details)
- A maximum of five server products, regardless of title group (see below for more details)
- There is no limit to the number of times an organisation can make a
Microsoft donation request within the two-year cycle as long as they
have not used up their full 10 title Entitlement.
- After two years, a new cycle begins, and the Entitlement is reset.
Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information.