Microsoft Licencing Question
Posted on 2012-08-21
I haveasked the below question to several Microsoft resellers and have received a mixed response so i though i would ask here.
I have multiple sites. 1 is Head Office, the others are branches.
Head Office has an AD server and 2 x RDP Servers (load balanced)
The branches have their own AD server.
Head Office has an Enterprose Accounting System to which all users access, Head Office staff directly, branch staff via RDP. This works perfectly. All users autheticate against the Head Office AD Server (local users obviously and branch staff for RDP only) however i am about to upgrade the Head Office AD and RDP servers to new boxes and 2008 Server.
As i will have 40 RDP sessions availible do i need to buy 40 RDP CAL's and 40 User CAL's for the RDP servers?
As the AD server will directly authenticate 30 local users but a further 40 will only authenticate for RDP will i need 30 + 40 User CAL's for this box too?
Your help appreciated.