Terminal Server per device CAL behavior
Posted on 2010-01-08
Our site accesses multiple terminal servers (kind of the reverse of multiple users accessing a single terminal server.) The TS licensing at each server is configured with per-device CAL's.
What I'm seeing is once a client computer here accesses a TS server, if it hasn't been assigned a device CAL it will pick one up from that server. If it already has one (even from a different server) then nothing happens with that TS server's licensing. Ie, the device CAL is assigned to the client computer and is then valid for any terminal server until it expires. Is this correct?
If I'm understanding this correctly, is there a way to purchase a TS device CAL and directly assign it to a local workstation (and doesn't expire) rather than picking them up randomly from various TS license servers?