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How many Microsoft Office licences needed on Terminal server

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I want to install a copy of Microsoft Office on a terminal server. There are only 25 users on the domain that access the terminal server.

Am I correct in thinking that as long as the terminal server is restricted to only these 25 users, and the rest of the 100 domain users cannot access it because they are not in the remote users group in active directory, that I would only need 25 Microsoft office licences?

And say, 20 of those users had office installed on their desktops, would these licences count toward what I need to be legally licenced by Microsoft, ie - I would just have to purchase another 5 to make everything legit?
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by:Dirk Mare
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Yes they wont be able to log on to your Terminal Server.

What Office Version are you using?
Terminal Server requires Office Enterprise edition. (volume Licensing)

Your 3rd question depends on what Office version you are using and if they are no longer going to use office on their desktops and only on terminal server ie Removing it complete from the workstations
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I was thinking of using Office Standard 2007 or 2010 which I have volume licencing keys for..

Your answer suggests that I can't do that though with you remarking about Enterprise which I wasn't aware that terminal server required this.

Out of the 25 that can access the terminal server, most of the users would keep the desktop version of office installed on their workstations. However, of the 25 that can access the terminal server, about 10 of those need an application on it that requires the use of Microsoft Office when generating reports or exporting it to a spreadsheet.

I assumed therefore that I'd have to cover everyone that could actually access the server with a legitimate copy but wasn't sure quite how I needed to go about it in order to remain legal.
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Nope you require enterprise edition of office for your terminal server.

Unfortunately you need to have licenses on both workstation and on server.
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OK. Many thanks for your help. It seems clearer now. I need to go and buy Enterprise to be legal.
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Thanks for your helpful quick and informative response
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No problem hope you come right with your licensing.
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