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Hi All,
   Just a quick question around licensing:

We have an Azure server running RDS, the client uses this to hop onto the local Windows 7 machine for remote access. I have not published any applications or desktops via the server.

Would we need to license this with RDS Cals?
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1user or device cal get whichever type is the least required.. i.e. 20 users with desktops and laptops and tablets would require 60 device cal or 20 user cals.
20 desktops used 24/7 with 3 users would require 60 user cals or 20 device cals.
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Thanks David,
     The question is around Licensing and if it is actually needed. The user's are not using any local resource on the RDS environment and are only authenticating for pass through to local PC's.

As the local computers allow RDP access all Microsoft licen session are paid for on that side.

Thanks
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by using the rdp gaeway / rdp connection manager they are using the server therefor rdp licenses are required.. if you don't want to use a license change each computers default rdp port from 3389 to something else and forward that port through the firewall  and router and then connect directly to the rdp server (windows machine)
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Thanks David,
    The licensing maybe a pain in the rear, i could setup client VPN the Cisco as we already have licenses. Could save them a few pennies a year
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