Link to home
Start Free TrialLog in
Avatar of nav2567
nav2567Flag for United States of America

asked on

Allow more than 2 connections to run remote desktop on a Windows 2008 R2 server.


We have an application running on a  Windows 2008 server (standard edition).  Initially, only a few users using the application so we just ask them to RDP to the server.  

The number of users has increased.  What do we need to do on the server to allow more connections?  Do we need to buy additional RDS CALS?

Avatar of Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP
Flag of United States of America image

Link to home
This solution is only available to members.
To access this solution, you must be a member of Experts Exchange.
Start Free Trial
Yes, you will have to purchase additional cals,

regarding 2 session you cannot define 2 session its either one instance per user or unlimited instance is what you can configure
I believe the CALs can be per user or per workstation.
They don't sell "per workstation" CALs.  Per DEVICE yes.  But if you get Device based CALs, you would need one for EVERY device the user uses to connect to the RDS server.  If they connect from Home their home PC needs a device CAL.  If they connect from grandma's house, their grandma's computer needs a device CAL.  In MOST circumstances, User CALs are the wiser selection since then the USER can use any device, anywhere.
Avatar of nav2567