We have a large VMware, Horizon VM pool with thin clients servicing our end users. It is a mix of chromebooks, real laptops and thin clients all hitting a dedicated VM per user.
We have a renewal notice from Microsoft on Client Access licenses and some documentation saying this is a cheaper way to validate VM version of Windows that spin out as cloned VM templates in lieu of buying full seats of Windows 7 Pro. The CA we were quoted were $99 per device.
Are we possibly already covered under some other form of Microsoft license or is this the cheapest and most direct way to cover this thinking about an Audit and Ethics ?