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Re: [K12OSN] Microsoft Win2003 Terminal Server licensing



> What if you have just 32 thin client boxes but have 1000 users.  Let's
> say every student in the school has a user account. Does this mean you
> need 1000 User Cals.
>

>From http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/overview.mspx

New user-based CAL. Microsoft is introducing a new type of Windows
CAL. In addition to existing device-based CALs (Device CAL), a
user-based CAL (User CAL) will be available for purchase. You can
choose to purchase a Windows Device CAL for every device accessing
your servers, or you can purchase a Windows User CAL for every named
user accessing your servers. By having two types of Windows CALs, you
are able to use the model that makes sense for your organization. For
example, purchasing a Windows User CAL might make more sense if your
company has a need for employees to have roaming access using multiple
devices. Windows Device CALs may make more sense if your company has
multiple-shift workers who share devices. Similarly, Terminal Server
(TS) will offer both device-based and user-based CALs: TS Device CAL
and TS User CAL.





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