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Setup RDS on 2008 R2 question

Hi,

I have setup and prepared a terminal service server.  I purchased 2008 R2 OEM and 5 User CAL for MS Server 2008.  I have installed OS and RDS roles and the two role service: Remote Desktop Session Host and Remote Desktop Licensing.  I have activated the Licensing server but could not install teh 5 user CAL license to it.  I am not sure if the 5 User CAL is the correct license as I errors stating that information is invalid?

I can RDP to the server from a client machine and all seems fine.  However, when I check for the RD Licensing Manager from the server, I see that there are "Temporary TS or RDS Per Device CALs" that was issued.  Further queries on google shows that these "temp" CALs are good for 90 days only?

Am I missing something?  Please advise


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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
I'm afraid you are - you also require RSD CALs which can be either per user or per device.

Per user aren't tracked for usage (currently) and per device only really make sense if you have, say, 5 PCs that for example two shifts use as then they can share the 5 RDS CALs

Also if you're planning on putting MS Office on - be careful as there have been specific licenses required in the past (that one I'd recommend Googling as it can be a bit of a minefield).
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gt1riceAuthor Commented:
What about the 5 User CAL for MS Server 2008 that I purchased?  Is this different and do I need it?

This is the license that I was trying to install but keep getting error messages stating that licenses is not valid/recognized.

Please advise.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Yes. CALs and RD CALs are different an both required.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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