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Remote Desktop License

I’m setting up Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2.  There will be about 50 users, but not all will be connecting at the same time.  Do I have to buy 50 licenses even though maybe 1/3 will be logged in at one time?
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shudmanCommented:
I am afraid you will need 50 RDS CAL licenses.
See http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/licensing-terminal.aspx

specifically in the FAQ section:
Q.  I have 100 users who use our line-of-business application running on the RD Session Host. However, there are never more than 15 users at any one time connecting to it. How many RD Per User CALs do I need to buy?

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You need 100 RDS Per User CALs. Each user must have their own CAL; there is no concurrent CAL usage. However, if some of the users share computers, it may be more economical to use RDS Per Device CALs.


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