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Microsoft Office Licensing on XenApp6

Just want to get an understanding of what is legal in terms of Microsoft Office licensing.
I am deploying a XenApp 6 Published desktop environment. On our users physical machiens we have 160 Office 2007 licenses and 20 Office 2010 licenses.

Which can I install on the XenApp servers? If I publish 2010 on the XenApp servers, are the users who have 2007 installed locally licenced?
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Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerCommented:
no need, You just install on XENAPP server and publish to users. No need to install license locally.

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/ms-office-license-on-citrix/
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MayogroupAuthor Commented:
So if I install Office 2010 on the XenApp servers, all 180 users can legally use it? even though we only own 10 Office 2010 licenses?

FYI, We already have office 2007 installed on all the users PC's.
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Roshan_cCommented:
Hi,

you just need to install a copy of office 2010 / 2007 which is compatible with terminal connection. so I believe you have a volume license so just install and publish it. doesnt matter how many users are going to access that application as far as you have enough Terminal CAL or RDS CAL
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MayogroupAuthor Commented:
I see.
So moving forward, I do not need to purchase anymore Office CAL's when new users start, just RDS CALs?
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Roshan_cCommented:
yes correct
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Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerCommented:
Yes You are correct Mayogroup:.
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Everyone is totally wrong and MS wouyld kill you in an software compliance audit.

You must have a license for every user that will use the product on your terminal server/remote desktop server/citrix server.

http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2010/05/further-to-licensing-office-in-terminal.html
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MayogroupAuthor Commented:
That is what I thought.
Last point I need to clarrify is what version shall I install on my Citrix servers?
I am assuming it needs to be Office 2007 as that is what 170 out of my 180 users have installed locally.
Only my 10 office 2010 users would be licensed if I install 2010?
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Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerCommented:
Thanks CarlWebster for your update :).

Yes Mayogroup you are correct. but make if more then 10 users going to use 2010 then you need to buy additional license based on your requirement.
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Carl WebsterCommented:
How many XenApp servers will you have?
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MayogroupAuthor Commented:
Thanks for Clarrifying guys.
I thought that was the case, but have heard alot of conflicting information.
We have 8 XenApp Servers.
I am assuming after I install 2010 on each of these, I will only have 2 users able to use it?
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Well, technically ALL your users can access them.  BUT - is that legal?  Not at all and could get you in a lot of hot water.  You can set an option in the published app to limit it to 2 instance in the farm and 1 instance per user.
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MayogroupAuthor Commented:
Correct, I want to stay legal of course.

Thanks for clarrifying.
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