Solved

Office 2010 On Terminal Server

Posted on 2010-11-09
6
1,041 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We are going to load office 2010 OEM on our terminal server.

My question is, how many licenses do we need? As many as the number of users in the office? As many as will have access to it at one time? 1 License? I am a little unclear of how that process works.
0
Comment
Question by:hdts
6 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sean__sean earned 500 total points
ID: 34096234
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 34096493
You need ZERO licenses for Office 2010 OEM because Office 2010 OEM cannot be installed on a Terminal Server - it is not licensed to be installed on a Terminal Server.  Only Volume Licenses are valid for Terminal Servers - any other version of Office would be violating licensing.

(And likely won't install / will break once the Terminal Services/REmote Desktop Services role is added).
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:pony10us
ID: 34098125
0
Want to promote your upcoming event?

Are you going to an event? Are you going to be exhibiting at a tradeshow? Talking at a conference? Using a promotional banner in your email signature ensures that your organization’s most important contacts stay in the know and can potentially spread the word about the event.

 

Author Comment

by:hdts
ID: 34099319
Looked into both of those and still couldn't find if I need licenses for concurrent use or licenses for EVERY user that will connect to the software at some time.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 34099424
In general, Microsoft doesn't license by concurrent user.

I strongly recommend you contact Microsoft about this - keep in mind the disclaimer below:

DISCLAIMER: Licensing advice offered here is a "best effort" and based on the understanding of the respondents. Licenses can change and we may not be aware of these changes or may misunderstand them. Further, licenses can differ by country and/or region and what we understand to be true in our region could be false in your region. "they told me on Experts-Exchange" will not be a valid defense in a software audit.  All licensing questions should be confirmed with the appropriate licensing authority (the maker of the software/issuer of the license).  
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:pony10us
ID: 34104276
First, please read leew's DISCLAIMER carefully as it does apply to any advice received here.

Second, under our enterprise agreement with Microsoft we are required to have a license count equal to or greater than the number of users that have access to the program so that would indicate that it is NOT concurrent. Again, leew stated this as well.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
My experience with Windows 10 over a one year period and suggestions for smooth operation
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…

932 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

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now