question about User and Device CALs


 If i logon to Citrix and connect to a server via RDP, what is the best licensing option for this scenario? thanks
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Raja Jegan RConnect With a Mentor SQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Do you mean all users to a Single XP-based machine or to several xp-based machines mapped one to one.
Asked the above question since only one user can take RDP in a XP machine.

Since you have a software installed in that machine, hope it would be all users to a single machine and in that scenario, you can purchase device based license which would be more apt for your scenario..
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Do you mean you take RDP of the SQL Server machine ..
If so, then a device license would suffice but how other users are going to connect to your SQL Server.
If all the users would be connecting to SQL Server using RDP, RDP licensing is more costlier for your Windows Server machine.

Instead you can open up Remote connections to SQLS erver and connect to SQL Server directly from a local machine via Citrix with a User based license..
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ragotAuthor Commented:

 thanks rrjegan17!

 Here is the planned scenario: all Users will logon to Citrix, from there they will connect using RDP to an XP-based machine with a planning software and having SQL server as its database.

 
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
More about licensing types here:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/client-access-license.aspx

Device CAL suits your current requirement..
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BITCoolerCommented:
Questions:

1) How many users are you talking about?

2) You said "connect using RDP to AN  XP based machine."  An implies ONE XP machine.  Is that correct?

Are you using XenDesktop ?
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ragotAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Welcome..
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