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Terminal Server License question

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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?

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