Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Office 2016 Licensing - Terminal Server 2012 R2

Posted on 2016-07-19
8
Medium Priority
?
128 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-28
Hey guys,

Is there any way to license Office 2016 for say 25 users without doing a volume key? I ask because we have copies of the retail version laying around that i'd like to use.

We are not interested in pro plus w/0365 btw.
0
Comment
Question by:Cobra25
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 41719779
No - Retail is not licensed for RDS.  Volume or Office 365 ONLY.
1
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Cobra25
ID: 41719799
Any good vendors you recommend?
0
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 41719813
Any Microsoft Partner with an account with a distributor can resell Volume Licenses.  (I'm putting together a quote for a client now).  If you would rather support big bussiness, you can call Dell, HP, CDW - they can all provide quotes.
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Cobra25
ID: 41725408
How is the licensing enforced? Say i get a key now for 10 users and we grow to 15 users, how does that work?
0
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 41725499
The only thing that is technologically enforced these days (as far as I know) is RDS users.  You must obtain copies of office as needed. simply make it a part of your account creation checklist - user created, user notified of password, user copy of office obtained, etc.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Cobra25
ID: 41725512
Rds was not enforced in 2008, maybe they've changed that in 2012?

So how does that work then if we grow...we buy more individual volume keys and install them on the server??
0
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 41725528
Once you have a Volume License Agreement in effect, you can order additional licenses at any time under it for up to 2 years.  You MUST purchase 5 licenses (not necessarily 5 of the same licenses) to open a VL account.  For example, I recently ordered a Windows Server license for a client but needed to get 5 total items, so I purchased for Identity Manager CALs for $10 each.  1 Server plus 4 identity manager = 5 items.
0

Featured Post

Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Cancel future meetings from user mailboxes in Office 365 using Remove-CalendarEvents
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of Azure AD and Microsoft account sign-in pages so that you will have a more unified look and feel when moving between the two interfaces.
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Suggested Courses

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question