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Terminal Server CAL type

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Hello,

I would like to know what this CAL type work for :

Existing Windows 2000 Server - Terminal Services CAL Token (Per device)
Number of CAL : Unlimited

Actually what I think about this kind of CAL is that it is use when a Windows 2000 server try to connect to a Windows 2003 server using Terminal Services. Can someone give me the true answer about these CAL type.

Sincerely your,

Stéphane Vinette
Network Administrator
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    by:oBdA
    Nope. These are the "integrated" CALs when a W2k or XP machine accesses Terminal Services running on a Windows 2000.
    For Terminal Services (in Application Mode) running on Server 2003, you need the appropriate number of "Per User" or "Per Device" CALs, independently of the client OS.
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    by:0210018
    Hello oBdA,

    Response : These are the "integrated" CALs when a W2k or XP machine accesses Terminal Services running on a Windows 2000

    Question : Why they give this kind of CAL in Windows 2003. I mean i use Windows 2000 and XP on my network but i do not use any Windows 2000 Server.

    Sincerely your,

    Stéphane Vinette
    Network Administrator
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    Well, for NT4 Terminal Server Edition, you needed CALs, and you need them again for W2k3 Terminal Services. It was only with the release of the W2k Terminal Services that Microsoft decided to let the current client OSs (W2k and XP) access Terminal Services without additional licenses. With the reintroduction of the W2k3 TS CALs, the TS licensing obviously had to change; to make it easier in mixed surroundings, they enabled the W2k3 TS LS to identify and handle the included TS licenses for Windows 2000 TS as well.
    So these are just there because the W2k3 Terminal Services License Server can handle both types of licenses, in case you had or are planning to introduce W2k TS in your domain at some point.

    Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/termservlic.mspx

    The Function of Terminal Server CALs in Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822134

    Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing Issues and Requirements for Deployment
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=823313
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    Thank you for your answer oBdA. Now i understand why they put these CAL in 2003.



    Sincerely your,

    Stéphane Vinette
    Network Administrator
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