Windows 2008 R2 Foundation Server (Remote Desktop Server(TS))
Posted on 2011-02-14
I have installed Remote Desktop Services on a 2008 Foundation R2 server, and it is working. I added the RDP Role using the wizard. I have 5 users connecting now with no issue. However I am concerned about the licensing?
The MS Website states it includes 15 TS/CALs, but when you install the license manager there is no option to install the CALS for 15 users, just the usual Open license, retail pack, etc) I am worried that the current config will expire, and the server won't allow any RDP sessions. Is there a particular method of installing TS on Win FSR2?
I called Microsoft and they confirmed you don't require any additional license if below 15 users.
Snippet from MS website.
Because Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is licensed in this way, you do not require Windows Server client access licenses (CALs). This also makes Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation much more cost effective for small businesses. Although Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation does not require Windows Server CALs, TS CALs or Rights Management CALs are required to use those server roles on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation–based server. The user/device limit for RMS and RDS CALs is 15.
Bottom line I need to know if there any special steps outside the usual setup routine for installing a MS Terminal Server on MS 2008 FSR2 ?