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Does any Microsoft Desktop OS come with a WindowsServer 2008 RDS liencese?

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Microsoft's Windows Terminal Services servers always required a Windows CAL and a Windows TS CAL. These were used on a per-user or per-device basis. In the past the matching Desktop OS always come with a built-in TSCAL. Thus Windows 2000 Professional had a built-in Server CAL and TSCAL for Windows 2000 Server. Windows XP came with a built-in Server CAL and TSCAL for Windows Server 2003. I would have expected that the desktop counterparts for Windows Server 2008 (Windows Vista) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows 7) would have a built-in server CAL and TSCAL/RDS CAL (as the case may be).

I am yet to see any Microsoft pronouncement on this. Does anyone know if Windows server RDS (2008 R2 and future Server OSes) will never have a desktop OS that will have a built-in RDS CAL?

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Mohamed
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No client has a built-in TS CAL. You must have a Terminal Server\RDS licensing server and you must purchase these TS\RDS CALS to use Terminal Server or RDS.

Again there are no client versions that came with an RDS\TS CAL

Now you can Remote Desktop into clients with one connection but this is not TS\RDS services this is Remote Desktop
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