On a Windows Server 2008 R2 server we need to deploy Remote Desktop Services (Formally Terminal services). We are a bit new to it but need to deploy quickly and we are confused by licencing.
1) Is it right that if we buy 5 user licences, we have to specify which users those licences are for? Cannot we just have it that 5 simultaneous users can use it?
2) If the point 1 above is correct, is it easy to change which users can use the licences. So if we buy 5 licences, we can assign them to 5 particular users, but it is very easy to change which users are using them quickly at any time?
3) We want to have Office 2010 on the RDS sessions we buy. Am I right in thinking we cannot just by the boxed editions of Office 2010, we have to buy specific Terminal services one? The issue with this is that the prices I was quoted for a licence for “standard” office 2010 licence seem to be more than what we can buy the boxed retain edition which has a lot more flexibility. For example we were quoted £300 for part 021-09707 which I believe is the open licence edition of Office 2010. But do we have to buy this? If we just buy boxed retail editions instead can we use these with the RDS licences? Actually I researched this question I came across:
which seems to suggest I can do a manual installation of a boxed edition?
Any input appreciated to confirm my thinking.