Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:26 AM
Hoping someone can shed some light please. First attempt at Delving into Server 2012
20-25 user environment. Some local some remote.
Was going to attempt to setup VDI for the remote connections.
Have one PC running Server 2012 setup as AD/DC with DHCP & DNS
Second PC setup with Servder 2012 running VDI.
My question is do I user CALS for BOTH servers?? Also when I setup the VM's running Win8, do I need separate licences's for each VM??
At this stage there may be up to half using VDI.
I would prefer to only run one server but all my investigation leads to say you cannot run the AC/DC on the same server as the VDI.
If anyone has any better ideas please let me know.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:30 PM
CAL - Client Access License. You purchase the CAL for the client, not the server. You can purchase CALs as either user or device based. If you have 25 users that each use several devices, purchase user CALs. If you have 25 devices that are used by more than 25 people, purchase device CALs.
You may want to consider using RDS instead of VDI. If the idea is to offer a certain set of applications to remote users, it is easier to install them once on a single server and maintain the applications in that single place instead of managing multiple virtual machines.
It is always a good idea to have at least 2 domain controllers. Once you get things set up, you can run a second one as a VM.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 2:48 AMModerator
As what Tim suggested, CAL is used for client not servers, so it depends on how many users and how many devices.
Please refer to the below linkf for more about CAL:
Client Access Licenses and Management Licenses
Device CALs and User CALs. What’s the deal?
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- Marked As Answer by Yan Li_Microsoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Monday, December 17, 2012 2:07 AM