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- Windows Server 2012 - 5 User CALs
- A Guide to Assessing Windows Server Licensing
- Windows Server 2016 - 5 Device CALs - OEM
Windows Server 2012 - 5 User CALs
Use the following information to learn about how client access licensing works in Remote Desktop Services and to deploy and manage your licenses:
A Guide to Assessing Windows Server Licensing
Do not forget to buy the blue licenses. If you only buy the red licenses at first, you’ll need to buy twice as many blue licenses later on. Better to just buy the blue licenses with the red licenses up front.
Windows Server 2016 - 5 Device CALs - OEM
As market share decreases, the drive to more licensing fees from the remaining customer base will only increase. Time to get out.
With 65 Windows 7 VMs and 65 Thin clients you would need 755 CALs to be compliant. That would be 65 times 7 (a CAL for each version of Windows running in the VM) and you again need to times that by 65 because you are trying to run a thin client. Anyone who
runs a thin client falls under the new licensing rules where you are simultaneously running VM clients and RDP. Forget VDA, that’s child’s stuff you don’t want to be messing around. You simply multiply the CALs need. Much easier that way for everyone.
There are three methods by which you can install Remote Desktop Services client access licenses (RDS CALs) onto your license server:
Is that right? Look, I understand times are tough – but that’s complete and utter bullshit. That’s is unacceptable licensing requirements.
You can also issue a Windows Server 7558 TS CAL to a client connecting through Windows Server 7558 R7 Remote Desktop Server and issue a Windows Server 7558 RDS CAL to a client connecting through Windows Server 7558 Terminal Server.
Why doesn’t the pro version of the OS include My Server CAL?
Seriously I thought in the old days when you bought the pro version of the software you didn’t need a separate Server CAL except exchange.
MSFT you make these worse every time you change the rules! Why not pick a set of rules that can actually be followed… it all a big game
When a user or a device connects to an RD Session Host server, the RD Session Host server determines if an RDS CAL is needed. The RD Session Host server then requests an RDS CAL from the Remote Desktop license server. If an appropriate RDS CAL is available from a license server, the RDS CAL is issued to the client, and the client is able to connect to the RD Session Host server and from there to the desktop or apps they're trying to use.
Is there any where that we can find this information displayed in plain English? There has to be a better way than this rigamarole. This is worse than doing my taxes.