Increase RDS on 2016 Non-Domain Server

We have need to increase RDS sessions on a standalone 2016 server that resides on Google Cloud. We found this article that indicates it is possible, but we were hoping to hear from someone in the field that has done it that it does, indeed, work, prior to purchasing the CALS...
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Bell TechLogixSystems EngineerAsked:
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
RDS is proven solution

As long as you install RD Session host role on 2016 server and have RDS user CALs with licensing component, you can activate RDP for multiple users
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
I have not done cloud RDS, but have done onpremise RDS deployments, the RDS server configuration remain unchanged
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Yeah workgroup configurations work. They suck to nib rain since RDS really us bio T around tabling a connection groomer and a domain, but it isnt absolutely required. Done that.
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Bell TechLogixSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
ok, and the CALS are per session, not specifically assigned to an individual user correct?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Incorrect. CALs (both windows and RDS) are per real user.
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Bell TechLogixSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
So if you have 20 people, but only 5 are connected at a time, you still need 20 licenses?
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Bell TechLogixSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
One of our internal techs tells me that you can actually purchase per user, or per device, but would per device work in this scenario or does it require a domain?
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Bell TechLogixSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
We were discussing it internally and have come to the conclusion that we don't think per device would work in a non-domain scenario, since the workstation/device, won't be getting authenticated, and thus verified...
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Bell TechLogixSystems EngineerAuthor Commented:
Apparently, if I am reading this correctly, you can actually assign per device in a non-domain environ. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21180.remote-desktop-licensing-demystified.aspx
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