RDP over windows 7 need license?

If I have a desktop with  windows 7  and give access outside and access that machine from home to my office with RDP I need a RDP license?

or the license is just for Windows Server?
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Michael DyerSenior Systems Support AnalystCommented:
RDP does not require a license. You will have to configure that computer to be accessible from the outside.  You might consider on of the other remote options like TeamViewer or Logmein.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If it's YOU connecting, then you don't need a license.  If it's giving SOMEONE ELSE access AND this computer accesses a Windows Server you MAY need a Windows CAL for that person but you DO NOT need an RDS CAL.
RDP/RDS licenses are meant for servers only. MS never meant for Windows 7 (or all other client Windows OS) to ever need RDP licenses, if you connect to the PC itself.
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