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Windows Server RDS - If I purchase 1 user TS CAL, does that mean 3 people can RDP in, or only 1? RRS feed

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  • My goal is to be able to have up to 3 concurrent users RDP to a single Windows Server box.

    With Windows Server (nearly any version) out of the box it allows for 2 people to simultaneously RDP to it.  

    If I installed Remote Desktop Services and purchased one single user TS CAL and add it to this server, does this mean I can now have 3 people connect to it?   Or does adding the CAL in a way reset the counter and now only 1 person connect and I really need to buy 2 more user CALs for a total of 3 to get to 3 simultaneous users?

    Unfortunately this is tricky to search the internet for as most results are about the 2 user RDP limitation by default when not using RDS with TS CALs.

    Thanks.


    úterý 22. října 2019 19:29

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  • Hi,

     

    >>Or does adding the CAL in a way reset the counter and now only 1 person connect and I really need to buy 2 more user CALs for a total of 3 to get to 3 simultaneous users?

     

    If you want to enable three users to RDP simultaneously, you need to buy 3 Per User CAL. And it is explained in Product terms for the 2 remote connection without CALs, which is only for administrative purpose.

    16. Administrative and Support Rights

    Customer may allow access to server software running in any permitted OSE by two users without CALs solely for administrative purposes. Customer may also allow remote access to other Products solely for purposes of providing technical product support to Licensed Users or on Licensed Devices.

     

    If you still have any concerns or unsure things, you could reach VLSC to consult more details.

     

    VLSC contact:

    https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/Help/Contact.aspx

     

    Thanks,

    Jenny


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