One of the newest features in development for MAP Toolkit is the ability to track usage data for Microsoft products. With MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta, you can intelligently track usage to determine your licensing needs for Exchange Server 2003 and 2007. MAP is an agent-less tool that allows you to inventory your environment and collect usage information for ALL of Exchange servers you’re responsible for managing. After completing a few simple setup steps, MAP toolkit performs a complete scan of your environment and catalog all the information necessary to determine how your organization is using Exchange Server.
Once inventory is complete, MAP Toolkit provides following Exchange usage information: » comprehensive list of Exchange servers discovered in your environment » Version and Edition information for each Exchange Server » comprehensive list of active Mailboxes for all Exchange servers in your environment » Detailed information about each Mailbox, including what Enterprise features mailbox is configured to use » count of total users and users using Enterprise features.
You can use these usage reports to verify license compliance and analyze current licensing needs. However, these reports should be used as a baseline for CAL usage analysis.