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We are using SQL Server 2008 r2 and we have 5 users who connect using RDS. On average, there are 3 users connected at the same time. Our 120 day period has expired and we need to purchase a 5 seat license. From my readings, it seems that we would be better off purchasing a per-user license. My questions are,

Since the expiration has arrived, how do I go about licensing the server?

Will I need any additional license type other than the 5 user CALS needed for concurrent connections to the server?

What are the steps to getting the license installed?

Thank you in advance for your help with this.
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Per-user license will allow your users to logon from any device that can connect to RDS. This is a better choice if your users use multiple devices to connect to RDS.

Per-device license is to allow one device logon to RDS. Use this if you have multiple users sharing a device to connect to RDS.

5 users CAL is enough in your case as you have 5 users connecting to RDS. Unlike Citrix Licensing, RDS CAL is not concurrent based, so you need to purchase for each user that connects to RDS.

You may follow Step 2 onwards in Deploying Remote Desktop Licensing Step-by-Step Guide from TechNet to activate your Remote Desktop Licensing server and licenses.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd983943%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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After purchasing the per user cals, I successfully got them installed. Thank you for your response.
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