Virtual or Physical for RDWeb and applications - Which options is cheaper?


  • Hi Everyone,

    We have 60 users wanting to install some book-keeping applications and use it on Windows 2008 R2 Server. They might also want to use Office in the cloud in future. I have not used Office 360 yet but having run the book-keeping applications smoothly in Windows 2008 R2 Server, I am assuming that we can run any Office product there as well. I would like to know which technology from Microsoft would make the licensing costs cheaper. Virtual OS? Windows 2008 R2? Office 360? RDWeb?


    28. června 2012 1:09


  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    For a cost effective solution, we need to consider the hardware cost, software license and deployment cost. If you have already deployed the RDP environment on your organization, you can only purchase a terminal services product key to install Office. For more information, please refer to the following article.

    How to enable Office Professional Plus 2010 to run on a terminal server

    In addition, if you need more clear cost of each plan, I suggest that we contact Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center for detailed information.

    Best Regards,


    Aiden Cao

    TechNet Community Support

    29. června 2012 6:34