Windows 2008 RDS Licencing with Foundation Server
Posted on 2010-11-30
We are looking to setup a server for a client that will allow up to 3 users to remote desktop to it from remote locations. As far as licencing is concerned, we need to keep the costs down so I have been looking at Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation.
I see that Terminal Services is now called RDS and each concurrent connection will need an RDS licence? I also read a bit about RDS connector but I dont quite understand.
I would just like the know what is need as a minimum to run a simple server that that will allow 3 concurrent connections via remote desktop each being able to run applications in their own separate sessions. The server doesnt need to be a domain controller, can I just authenicate against the server using local accounts?
As far as I understand so far, I would need...
1x Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Foundation Edition (approx £150 if bundled with the server)
1x Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services - 5 User CAL (approx £430)
Are there any RDS CALs included with foundation by default?
Many thanks in advance for your help.