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Windows 2008 and TS licensing

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Hi,
We have a domain that we want to add a server to, to function as a terminal server.

To my understanding, you only need one operating system CAL per user, regardless of the number of servers, right?  So for instance, i have 3x Windows server 2008 servers, and 15 users, i only need 15 user CALS, not 15x3=45, right?

Also, I do know for the terminal server that those are DIFFERENT CALs, so if 5 users are terminal server users, i would just need to purchase a 5pk of terminal server CALs, that's it, right?
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Yes that is correct. If your organization has 15 users, you would need 15 CALs to access servers in your network.
For TS, licensing is different and is based on how many users will access the Terminal Server. You would need the Windows CALs for those users as well, but will only require TS CALs for users who will use Terminal Services.

For the above example of 15 users, of which 5 will use Terminal Servers, you will require 15 Windows CALs and 5 TS CALs.
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Excellent - thank you.
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