troubleshooting Question

Terminal Server Licenses

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Rupert EghardtFlag for South Africa asked on
Windows Server 2008Windows Server 2012SBS
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Hi Guys,

Windows Server 2008 R2:

We've installed a terminal server for +/- 8 remote users, and the trial period is about tot expire.

Not all users are active in Terminal Server all the time, at most we have 2 simultaneous users logged on.

I saw an article that mentions, when installing "per user" licensing, one only need enough licenses for the maximum number of users logged on at any specific time.

Is this correct?  ie do we need 10 terminal server licenses, or will 5 licenses suffice?

If it is linked to the AD user accounts, can we then create 5 x (TS) AD accounts (acquire 5 x TS licenses) and have the users share the login details?

Are TS licenses backwards compatible, thus 2012 will work on 2008?
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