Server 2008R2 Terminal Server Cals

Are the Cals for terminal server (Server 2008 R2) actual licensing that has to be entered or does it work with an honor system like user cals for the server?
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celazkonCommented:
From my experience, it works similarly as user cals
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netballiCommented:
Hello,

Before Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server CAL's needed to be purchased in a bundle of five or twenty licenses.  Now a single RDS CAL can be purchased and installed. There are also rumors that the RDS Per User call will be enforce in this version (current versions do not actual check if enough TS Per User Calls are available).
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James HIT DirectorCommented:
It is a code you have to enter when you purchase your license.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754034(WS.10).aspx

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
When you enable Terminal services you have 120 days grace period before you must create and activate a TS Licensing server. You must then add per user CAL's or Per Device CAL's in the licensing manager. If in per device mode you do not have enough CAL's the user will be denied access, unlike server CAL's which are honor system only. Having said that per user mode in the licensing server doesn't actually work and access is not denied. That does not mean you are not obligated to have the CAL licensing and be able to provide documentation when requested.
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