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More than 20 phones / Windows 7 Licensing
by cv7713 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:28 pm
Hello,
This is my first post. We are about to pull the trigger on 3cx but had 1 concern. Our plan was to install on a Windows 7 Professional PC. Per the EULA, Windows 7 is limited to 20 devices. Has anyone had success with hooking more than 20 phones to a Windows 7 machine or will we need to use a server level OS? I know we've had issues in the past with our Symantec manager and concurrent connections. We had to use Server 2003. Any help is much appreciated!

Our plan:
26 IP Phones (Polycom, Cisco, or SNOM)
Windows 7 Pro Machine
100% SIP

-Chris

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Re: More than 20 phones / Windows 7 Licensing
by mylove4life » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:06 pm
Personally I would go to a server version. But I think it would work ok.

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Re: More than 20 phones / Windows 7 Licensing
by Nick Galea » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:33 am
These are IP devices that run Linux or some other firmware and so these have nothing to do with Microsoft. They are not even connecting to the Windows OS. You can use Windows 7 if you want...

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Re: More than 20 phones / Windows 7 Licensing
by jpillow » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:04 am
Either would work fine but at the end of the day if I were you I'd go with whatever I was most comfortable with. With that being said to date we've only used XP, or Windows 7.

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Re: More than 20 phones / Windows 7 Licensing
by ZenMasta » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:26 pm
The connection limit applies to File and Printer sharing

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Re: More than 20 phones / Windows 7 Licensing
by cv7713 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:06 pm
I am posting the the response I received for those who are interested or have a similar question.

The connection limitation applies to IIS (Windows Web Server). Since 3cx running on Windows 7 uses Abyss, the connection limitation is irrelevant. If you plan to use IIS on Windows 7, you will be limited to connecting 20 phones.

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Re: More than 20 phones / Windows 7 Licensing
by eagle2 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:12 am
Windows licensing has nothing to do with 3CX and the number of phones you are using -- you may connect a thousand phones if you like. The same applies to IIS, etc.

Regards