I have done a bit of research on the question below but have not found an answer that is simple enough for me to understand.
I am about to purchase a new Dell 2008 R2 sp1 server for a small office. I have 3 local users and 5 remote users. I need for my remote users to be able to login remotely using remote desktop to run Peachtree accounting on the server. My plan is to configure the server as a workgroup server instead of a domain controller due to the possible problems of running terminal server on a DC.
Do I need to purchase an extra 5 windows user cals (giving me a total of 10) for this server for 3 local users and 5 remote users or will the included 5 windows user cals cover my 3 local users and then would I need 5 rds cals for my remote users?
Another way of wording my question is will the terminal services licensing manager see and accept windows user cals or will I have to buy a rds cal for each remote user? Additionally, if I need a rds cal for each remote user, will I need a windows user cal for each local and remote user as well?