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Win 2003 Server Terminal Server Licensing

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Windows Server 2003Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2008
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Hi Experts,

We have installed Terminal Services on two of our 2003 Servers and I'm very new to it.

I did see somewhere during the installation process that TS will work as a trial for 120 days (or so), and then we will need to purchase licenses. Do I need "specific" Terminal Services licenses, CAL's, or both? What's the specific terminology?

My questions are:

1. How can I check if the server already has CAL's and/or TS licenses?
2. Can I set-up one of our Windows 2003 servers as a "license server" so that i can share the TS licenses between the two servers? - a rumor that i've heard somewhere
3. Do I need a TS license for each TS session, or for each user? I'm only using 1 user in TS, but have multiple people connect with that same user, so i wonder if i can only get 1 TS license for multiple sessions with the same user :)
4. What's the best place to purchase TS licenses? I asked CDW and it's very expensive at about 80 per user :(

Thanks in advance!
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