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

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.
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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.  
Sorry about forgetting the link.
bboitanoAuthor Commented:
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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