Dave, I used to be a Microsoft reseller back in the day. Therefore, I
had to read those agreements very carefully. The agreement for Windows
Terminal Services specifically includes multiple connections from any
single IP address or device. You'd better read that agreement and make
sure of what you're reading...unless you want to end up like Ken
"Helios" Starks's "Ultra Secret Corporation":
Rest assured, Microsoft *ABSOLUTELY* saw that loophole. Matter of
fact, they themselves had previously taken advantage of it with Novell
NetWare in the 1990's! Do some Googling for any product literature for
"Services for NetWare", and you'll see what I mean. Microsoft wasn't
about to repeat Novell's mistake.
Also remember that the BSA has just recently upped their reward money
David Hopkins wrote:
If you notice, I said I carry enough device cals to cover my thin
clients. However, I have device cals, not user cals, and the MS
agreement is per device that is connecting. Technically, I have
exactly 3 devices which are connecting, the 3 LTSP boxes, and as picky
as MS is in enforcing whatever rules favor them, I find it ironic that
I could get by with just 3 device cals.
Now, that said, MS has also tried to force businesses to only use User
cals so that when a user leaves, the cal goes with them. At a school,
this would be silly since students leave every year. Anyhow, not trying
to start an argument on this. Just found it interesting.