[K12OSN] Windows Terminal Services

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 15:41:27 UTC 2007

A question I asked about the licence, but is dicey is that the device cals
cover 'per device'.  From the windows side, every terminal session coming in
via rdesktop from you LTSP server looks like it is all coming from 1 device,
so technically it probably meets the license requirements though I am sure
MS wants to you pay for every client device and not for the terminal server
itself.  I carry enough TSCALS/CALS to cover my thin clients, but I guess
some brave soul could argue the technical aspects with MS if they wanted.
Seems MS pulls the same tricks when it is in their favor.

Dave Hopkins

On 7/9/07, "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman at cmosnetworks.com> wrote:
> Roger Morris wrote:
> John Lucas wrote:
>  On Monday 09 July 2007 09:28, Timothy Legge wrote:
>  Hi
> What is the deal with terminal Services again?  I believe I need the
> following:
> 1) Windows Server
> 2) Device/Client Cals for Windows
> 3) Device/Client Cals for Terminal Services.
> I will be connecting via rdesktop, I assume that is okay as long as
> the above is properly licensed.
> Anything else required?
>        Only to configure Terminals Services for "Application mode", otherwise the
> default is "Administrative mode" which only allows 2 simultaneous users.
>      to elaborate a little.  in 'admin' mode, no CAL is required, right?
> Correct.  You get two CAL's with admin mode automatically...but only two.
> Furthermore, if you've got a userID logged in at the console, then that
> counts as a session.  Thus, Windows XP will give you only one terminal
> server session.  Dunno how that applies to Windows Server; might be similar.
> --TP
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