Licensing - MS 2003 Server and Terminal Services

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2008-02-06
We have a need to setup a new Windows server with terminal services for 10 clients. This is my understanding of the licensing requirements:

MS 2003 Server 10CALs
2003 Terminal Server 10CALs

I need an expert to confirm this is what we need.
Question by:mandjelic
    1 Comment
    LVL 4

    Accepted Solution

    That is correct, you license the server for the number of users, then license Terminal Services (TS CALs) for the amount of users that will TS into the server (NOTE: read section 5. of this - for the type of CALs that you need to purchase - it also may mean you need to buy more).  Bear in mind that you need to license the apps that you are installing onto the server - Microsoft Office, for example, must be licensed for the maximum possible amount of users that could log in to the server.
    Be aware of the 'complimentary Windows XP TS CAL' changes as set out in:

    Best of luck.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Join & Write a Comment

    Many of us need to configure DHCP server(s) in their environment. We can do that simply via DHCP console on server or using MMC snap-in on each computer with Administrative Tools installed in a network. But what if we have to configure many DHCP ser…
    On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
    Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
    how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    19 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now