Mac OSX Volume Licensing?

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  1. jdaco6 macrumors regular

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    Just wondering what the deal is with Snow Leopard Server Volume Licence 1000+ ?

    What are the major differences between this version and the retail version?

    Do I get to install it on more than one machine?

    How many clients can I have?

    http://www.cleverboxes.com/Product/3..._Licences_.htm

    Thats the link to the product! Hope you can help thanks in advance.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'm not sure about the company you have linked to but volume licensing for 1000 means you can install it on 1000 machines.
     
  3. jdaco6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for this. It just seems very cheap, there are lots of other sites in the UK selling the same product for around the same price. Just seems funny that it's cheaper than the full retail version.

    Thanks, Jdaco6
     
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  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Looks like a scam / pirated software.

    Apple only sells Snow Leopard server as unlimited.
     
  6. jdaco6 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Unlimited clients.

    That's not the same as unlimited servers.

    The sites being linked to specifically mention installing Snow Leopard Server on multiple machines. That only makes sense if the machine is a server. You wouldn't need (nor want) to install the Server version of the OS on a client machine.

    To answer the original questions:
    Functionally, there should be none whatsoever. You're just buying additional licenses, not additional boxes or DVDs.

    One machine for each license you pay for.

    The volume licensing only makes sense if you need more than 10 server licenses.

    Unlimited.

    If you have more questions, maybe you should call Apple and talk to a volume licensing representative.
     
  8. jdaco6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Many thanks for all this, much appreciated. Does raise the question as to why it's cheaper than the retail version and can be used more times?

    Thanks for all your help, jdaco6
     
  9. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    It's a "per seat" pricing structure, not a site licence.
    It's saying that if you're buying that number of licences, this is what you pay per licence.
     
  10. jdaco6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So are they unlimited client or not as it seems you are suggesting that I pay per client?

    Thanks for your help, jdaco6
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can connect unlimited AppleShare clients to the server (this was the only but that was ever limited). You still have to buy licensed copies of OSX for the clients: that is not included in a server license.
     
  12. ashameer macrumors newbie

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    It´s a volume license, meaning that, when purchasing 1000+ licenses of Snow Leoprad Server, you only have to pay the stated price per license. Basically a beefed up family license, where you buy 5 license of the client for a reduced price.
     
  13. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    So, the total cost for buying that many is actually the per-license cost times the number of licenses (minimum 1000).
     
  14. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    As Ashameer also says, this is the cost per computer for Mac OSX server itself. Nothing to do with how many clients can be connected to how many servers at all.

    A volume licence is a price discount for buying so many of one object... A bulk discount in other words. All they're saying is that if you buy that many copies of this edition of Mac OSX server, this is how much you will pay per copy of this edition of Mac OSX server. You will still have to pursue licences for each workstation separately.
     

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