Pretty frustrated with Microsoft making things so complicated. I'm trying to build a new terminal server; because my old one is 2003. I was going to purchase RDS user CALs and decided to call Microsoft first. I was told that when I run out of CALs for users that I could reassign it to a new user if the old user leaves. Ok, so then he states I have to call Microsoft each time I need to do this.
This sounds very annoying. My old Terminal server didn't require this. I always thought it was a concurrent connection type thing. Meaning you could only have a certain amount of user connected at the same time depending on how many CALs you have. Now it sound like the server 2012 will use up a CAL automatically the first time a user logs in.
OK so then I figure a per device CAL might be a better solution, but the Problem is I already purchased extra Server 2012 User licenses (Not RDS); which is also required.
Does anyone know if this is really true or not with the info I got? I recently built a new Exchange server, and was told Microsoft licensing was now a honor system. So basically all I needed to do is make sure I had all the right CALS purchased. Is this a true Statement?
If anyone can help me understand this I'd appreciate it...