What are the Exchange servers to be licensed ?

Exchange Servers must be licensed based on the data sources they generate, on the type of reports you plan to produce, and on the mailbox or public folders you plan to report on.
 
Exchange 2016:

The only remaining server role being the Mailbox role, you must license all members of a DAG.

Exchange 2013:

To produce

  • Email traffic reports, you must license Mailbox servers in order to import the message tracking files they generate. 
  • OWA and Active Sync reports, you must license CAS servers. The IIS log files they generate must be imported into the database.
  • Storage size reports or reports on mailbox/public folder content,you must license Mailbox servers. Mailboxes will be dynamically scanned. In a DAG (Database Availability Group), all servers that host at least one active database must be licensed.
Exchange 2007/2010:

To produce

  • Email traffic reports, you must license Hub Transport servers in order to import the message tracking files they generate.
  • OWA and Active Sync reports, you must license CAS servers.The IIS log files they generate must be imported into the database.
  • Storage size reports or reports on mailbox/public folder content, you must license Mailbox servers. Mailboxes and public folders will be dynamically scanned. In a DAG (Database Availability Group), all servers that host at least one active database must be licensed.
Exchange 2003:

To produce

  • Email traffic reports, you must license Back-End servers in order to import the message tracking files they generate.
  • OWA and Active Sync reports, you must license Front-End servers. The IIS log files they generate must be imported into the database.
  • Storage size reports or reports on mailbox/public folder content, you must license Back-End servers. Mailboxes and public folders be dynamically scanned.
Notes:
  • Multi-role servers, for example Hub Transport/CAS, must only be counted once.
  • To produce connector flow reports, you must license Mailbox servers in Exchange 2013 environments, Edge Transport servers in Exchange 2007/2010, and Front-End servers in Exchange 2003. They generate specific message tracking files that can be imported into the database.
  • Other server roles or Non-Exchange servers are NOT taken into account by PROMODAG Reports.

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