Maximum number of users supported by Remote Desktop and Server 2003 by default?

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
How many CALs for Terminal Server does Server 2003 ship with by default?

If I want to connect a maximum of 5 users simultaneously to a server using Remote Desktop - will I need to purchase extra CALs?

If I need to purchase CALs, what is the proceedure (do I need to install some sort of licensing server etc?)

Many thanks.
Question by:bboitano
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    You will need to install the licensing server service on another server, dont put it on the terminal server

    You get no TS cals - you can connect 2 admin sessions but thats it.  You will need to buy TS cals and install them on the licensing server

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    Remote Desktop on Server 2003 supports 2 connections by default.  You can increase the licensing.  Im not sure on the limit but I think it is over 100.  Small Biz might come with 5.

    This article should cover upgrading the licensing.  
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    Sorry about forgetting the link.

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    Thanks for your prompt reply. I split the point 65/60 as one person was first and I can't do 62.5 points :)

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