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Installing Microsoft Office 2010 in Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services

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Hello Experts,

I currently have several applications, including Quickbooks, running as RemoteApps in Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services.  I want to add Microsoft Office 2010 to the server to support enhanced Quickbooks reporting.   I am not clear on what I need to install MS Office 2010 to run in RDS.  I already have separately licensed versions of MS Office 2010 Home and Business running on each of the users' desktops.  Some of what I have read indicates that I just need to install a newly purchased version of MS Office 2010 on the server, and the existing desktop licenses will be sufficient.  But also I have seen references to MS Office with VLK is required.  Please clarify this.

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Question by:raincloud2011
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RDS REQUIRES a volume license version to install.  Home and Business does not come in a volume license version.  If you want Office on the RDS server, you'll need to buy a new set of Office licenses, ONE PER RDS CAL of Standard or Pro (VL editions).  You're existing licenses are, in a sense wasted.

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So long as only one person is using it, you only need one license. QuickBooks Pro comes up to 5 licenses and QB Enterprise up to 10 at least. So it seems unlikely only one user would be using it. Accordingly (and in agreement with leew above) you need as many licenses as simultaneous users.

I mostly use Excel with QuickBooks.

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Leew is correct, Office has to be installed a different way on a RDS Server.  Licensing information can be found here.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2012/05/18/so-your-customer-wants-to-use-office-2010-home-amp-business-in-a-remote-desktop-terminal-server-environment.aspx
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Thank you all for responding so promptly.  I must say I am disappointed with MS licensing
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@raincloud2011 - Microsoft TS licensing always seems to cause wrinkles. Nonetheless, I was happy to assist.

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