Solved

Windows 2008 and TS licensing

Posted on 2011-09-29
2
248 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Mystical_Ice
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
shahravish earned 500 total points
ID: 36893168
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Mystical_Ice
ID: 36911465
Excellent - thank you.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have been working as System Administrators since 2003. I recently started working as a FreeLancer and was amazed to find out that very few people are taking full advantage of their Windows Server Machines. Microsoft Windows Server comes with so…
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question