Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Service 5 User Cal
- Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
- Manufacturer Part Number 6VC-01164
- Manufacturer Website Address http://www.microsoft.com
- Brand Name Microsoft
- Product Type Software Licensing
- Software Name Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services
- Platform Supported PC
- License Pricing Volume
- License Quantity 1 User CAL
- Licensing Program Microsoft Open Business
Windows Remote Desktop Services 2008
|Manufacturer Part Number||6VC-01164|
|Manufacturer Website Address||http://www.microsoft.com|
|Product Name||Windows Remote Desktop Services 2008 R2|
|Product Type||Software Licensing|
|Language Supported||Single Language|
|License Quantity||5 User CAL|
|Licensing Program||Microsoft Open Business|
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Service 5 User CAL
Licenses to add additional users to Windows Server remote desktop service.
Once the licensing grace period is passed, you must have a license for each connecting user or device to connect to an RD Session Host server. You'll also need to activate the RDS Licensing on the server.
You'll need to purchase RDS Client Access Licenses (CALs) and install them on the RDS Licensing Server. These RDS CALs will be tied to the server, but RDS lets you move them to new hardware when needed. Remember that RDS supports both per-user and per-device licensing. The model you choose should depend on whether you have more users or computers. RDS does not have concurrent-user licensing, and the licenses you select must match the mode for which you configure the RD Session Host server.
You can virtualize an RD Session Host server, but you'll likely see a reduction in the number of simultaneous sessions it can support. Be sure to model on the same machine type (physical or virtual) you intend to use. If you do build a virtual RD Session Host server, you should probably use a server with a processor supporting second-level address translation (SLAT) to reduce the overhead of memory mapping between the physical machine and the VMs. To minimize cost, its also advisable to use a Type 1 hypervisor like Hyper-V, not a Type 2.
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