Windows Server 2008 CAL license

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by TrEpIdAtIoN, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. TrEpIdAtIoN

    TrEpIdAtIoN Limp Gawd

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    Can someone explain this to me better than the Microsoft website. From my understanding of it, I'm purchasing the software, but if I or my dev team want to connect(rdp or vnc) to it I need to purchase these user licenses? I think I interpreted it correctly there. But I'm kinda shaky on the device licenses. If someone could explain that a little better for me I would greatly appreciate it. I'm really only a developer and haven't had to put much effort into managing our budget/purchases before. :p
     
  2. dbwillis

    dbwillis [H]ardness Supreme

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    CAL is for when a user is accessing the server for a resource on it.

    CAL isnt for when your logging into the machine (RDP/VNC), if you have the machine setup as a terminal server, then you would need TS CALS for each user accessing it.
     
  3. swatbat

    swatbat [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If we are talking about remote administration then you don't need extra cals. Server 08 supports what MS calls remote administration. If you wanted users to log in and use it as a remote desktop then you would need terminal server licensing and a cal for each user.