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Office 365 Small Bus Premium - use Office 2013 on Terminal Server?

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I have a customer who subscribes to Office 365 Small Business Premium.  So each licensed user gets to install the Office 2013 suite of desktop applications on up to 5 PCs / devices.

The customer has a Terminal Server / RDS Server running Windows Server 2012.  What we'd like to do is to install Office 2013 (from the Office 365 subscription) on the server, so that the users can establish a remote desktop session and run Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. on the server.

Is it allowed from a licensing standpoint?  What I'd really like is a definitive piece of information from a Microsoft source, so that I can show this to my customer and say "yes, this will work, and yes, it's within the terms of the licence", BEFORE they go off and spend any money!
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No - there is no RDS option for Office 365 (at the moment - that I know of).  we are in the same boat and find it a little daft, but that is the way it is.

RDS needs an Open License to work properly and Office 365 doesn't provide Open License Keys for RDS unfortunately.

Seems like a bit of an oversight if you ask me!!
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Thanks guys!
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