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Terminal Services 2003 and Per User Cals

Posted on 2005-04-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi guys,
Hope you can clarify this for me.

If we have 4 Terminal Servers in Per User Mode, and user Bob makes 2 connections concurrently, 1 to Terminal Server A, and the other to Terminal Server B, does this mean he is using up 2 ts cals, or just one?
I know probably a simple question, but would appreciate an answer and an explanation.

Thank you.

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It's my understanding that the "Per User" licensing created by Microsoft means that User Bob would need to have just 1 license (IN PER USER MODE) to connect to both terminal servers.

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If all terminal servers are using the same Terminal Services License server, then you'll need only one license; this is valid whether you're using "Per User" or "Per Device" CALs. Either way, the LS will know that the user/device already has a valid license, and won't use a second one.

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Thanks guys.

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