I am doing a project for college exploring the possibilities of using terminal services to access programs available at school over the internet for students. I realize that each instance of applications requires its own license. I am however completly confused on the microsoft license issues. I realize that windows server comes with CALs that are not the same as TS Cals. I am curious if the following would hold true.
Hypothetically i would be implementing a TS server with a web interface. The webinterface would have links to RDP files which would have a generic user name and password for all users. Example Student/Password1 The server would then be configured to allow multiple logins. This way I figure I'd only need at most 5 cals and 5 TScals. Under academic licenseing 5 Cals is $100 and 5TSCals are $250. So for $350 I can allow students access to programs on the Terminal Server using only a single username (using user based cal) thereby not violating license restrictions. I would then impelment a authentication scheme for the website so that only members of the school could use the site. A user name and password box would authenticate a user and then grant them access to the TSweb website.
Does this sound right? Is this viable?