Thursday, February 07, 2013 1:52 AM
As I understand things, if I have 100 users accessing one server (for example, for printing, file services, etc.) and RDS users, I need 100 server CALs and 20 RDS CALs. Is this correct?
Where my confusion comes in is this - does an RDS user need both a server CAL and an RDS CAL assigned to them?
So if you are licensing by User and 100% of your 100 users are RDS/Citrix/TS - do I still need to buy 100 of each?
Thursday, February 07, 2013 2:16 AMModerator
Under Per User licensing, each user that connects via Remote Desktop needs a Windows Server CAL and a RDS CAL. In your example you would need 100 Windows Server CALs and 100 RDS CALs.
You may have a maximum of two Active Remote Desktop sessions for administrative purposes only. These administrative connections do not require CALs. To make an administrative connection you would use the /admin command line switch, like this: mstsc /admin
- Marked As Answer by Aiden_CaoMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:01 AM