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License scenario- do I need Terminal Services CALs AND regular CALS for TS users?

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Sample scenario:
A business with 10 users on 5 computers at one location with a Server 2003 network (not SBS) and 10 off-site users who remotely access an application on the server via terminal services.  There are also 5 thin clients on-site, and 5 remote thin clients on another network that will only need access to terminal services.

What is the best CAL setup for this?  I'm thinking per-device.

What is the best terminal services CAL setup for this?

What kind(s) of CALs do Wyse thin client terminals need in this scenario?

And finally, do TS only clients need just a TS CAL, or do they need a user/device CAL on the server as well?

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Cláudio Rodrigues earned 500 total points
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Anyone connecting to a TS will need regular CALs AND TS CALs. If it makes more sense go per device or per user depends if users will be using multiple computers (more devices than users) or not (more users than devices). You mention 10 off-site users but will they always be using the same computers to access the TS or they may use a laptop, a desktop, their own machines at home, etc?
Depending on this answer per device or per user should be used. Just do the math on the number of possible devices and the number of possible users.

Cheers.

Claudio Rodrigues
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Terminal Services
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Thanks Claudio!
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