Office 2003 licensing on 2003 Terminal Server
Posted on 2006-10-24
Not sure where I should be asking this as there isn't a Terminal Services section (maybe there should be one opened?) but here goes anyway.
I'm looking for general information really on how the licensing works for Office 2003 on a Windows 2003 Terminal Server.
I will be putting in a new Windows 2003 Server with Terminal Services for about 20-25 users. They will all need access to MSOffice applications. They will be connecting to the TS from the local LAN using Windows CE on terminals, so won't have Office installed locally on their terminals.
Do I need a specific version of Office 2003? Office 2003 SBE would be the preference.
Can I use OEM copies of Office 2003? Like can I just buy 25 OEM Office 2003 SBE CDs with licenses affixed?
When installing Office 2000 on a TS you just install it once with one license key and it works. Is this the same for 2003, considering stricter licensing and Product Activation? I mean will I need to enter the 25 license keys? Will I need to activate the software 25 times?
Hopefully you can see the info I'm looking for. Those are most of the questions I have but I'm looking for any other info that may be pertinent to what I'm trying to do here. I've read a number of MS documents on this so please don't just post a heap of links for me, straight answers would be much more useful...
Thanks for any help!