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This one PHB-type manager wants me to put a server in computer lab. The lab is filled with junk computers that run pretty much all the same stuff. I thought it would be a good idea, maybe, to put all the apps on a W2k server (which I have a spare license for) and let the client TS into it to play.

What sort of licensing issues are there for using TS on a W2K server?
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Hi stone5150,

You will need:
1 MS Windows 2000 Server licence
1 MS Windows 2000 Server CAL per PC (assuming per-device CALs)
1 MS Windows 2000 Terminal Services CAL per PC (assuming per-device CALs)

I hope that this helps - let me know if you need any further help.
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Resources you might find useful:

Licencing FAQ:                  http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/pricing/tsfaq.asp
TS Licencing Whitepaper:        http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/terminal/tslicensing.asp
TS FAQ:                         http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/centers/terminal/terminal_faq.mspx

If you need any further clarification, please let me know.
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You also need a license for each app, eg if you put word on the server you need a word license for each concurrent user, so if you have 10 PCs connecting to use word you need 10.
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middle_watch: Good point - forgot about that!
I assumed that these users would be happy with Notepad ;-)
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Hi.  Thanks for the "A".  Glad I could help :-)


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