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Microsoft Server 2008 R2 RDS 20 User CAL License (Same Day Delivery)

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  • Supports 20 Local Users / 1 Concurrent Local Connection per User License, Unlimited Devices per User License
  • Digital Delivery / 30 Minutes Estimated Delivery Time
  • Unlimited Connecting Device Installations per User License
  • Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
  • 20 User CALs
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Microsoft Server 2008 R2 RDS 20 User CAL License (Same Day Delivery) | Microsoft Microsoft Server 2008 R2 RDS 20 User CAL License (Same Day Delivery)
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Product Specifications

  • Installation Method: Digital Download
  • Estimated Delivery Time: 30 Minutes
  • Users Supported: 20 Local Users
  • Devices Supported: 1 Concurrent Local Connection per User License, Unlimited Devices per User License
  • Installations Supported: Unlimited Connecting Device Installations per User License
  • License Type: Perpetual
  • License Term: Indefinite
  • Licensed Use: Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
  • Brand: Microsoft
  • Manufacturer Part Number: RDS-SAMEDAYx20
  • GTIN: 882224850063
  • Features: 20 User CALs
  • CALs Included: 20 RDS User CALs


Windows Remote Desktop Services 2008

RDS User CALs with Same Day Deliver

Using Remote Desktop Services with Windows Server 2008 R2 opens a whole range of deployment scenarios using the new server roles and other features.

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Remote Desktop Services

RDS supports sessions and license management, with many improvements to the user experience and license management functions. It also includes native virtual machine (VM) support, as well as server roles to facilitate discovery, connection brokering, server farms (for larger-scale deployments and redundancy) and secure WAN access.

The RDS server role

Formerly known as Terminal Server, Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server is the RDS server role. It can deliver both full desktops and individual applications, known as RemoteApp programs. It?s ideal for highly scalable application delivery. Multiple users can log into an RD Session Host server and run applications independently of each other.

Licensing model

The model you choose should depend on whether you have more users or computers. Remember that RDS supports both:

per-user licensing

per-device licensing

Licensing Requirements


A license for each connecting user or device

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.

Move RDS CALs to new hardware

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.

Note that

  • 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.
  • 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.

Minimize cost

  • 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.

Installation of Windows Remote Desktop Services 2008

Install the RD Licensing role service just as you did the RD Session Host role service. Then you must:



Activate the RD Licensing server

Install RDS CALs

Install RDS CALs so the RD Licensing server can allocate them to users and devices

Use the RD Licensing server *

Tell the RD Session Host server to use the RD Licensing server.

*You must do this even if the two role services are located on the same machine

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

What I have found most pleasing about Microsoft Server 2008 R2 RDS 20 User CAL License (Same Day Delivery) is, honestly, the aesthetics. It is such a welcome change from past iterations of Server OS. Along with the aesthetic changes, I have found the overall responsiveness to be better than 2012. Great direction! From what I have experienced so far, Windows Server 208 is the best Server OS yet. Features such as Nano Server, Containers, and Shielded VMs have taken the Windows Server family into a new generation of security and stability. I look forward to using at least some of the many new features in both lab and real world environments. They could lower the price a little bit, but it's Microsoft.

Nothing negative to say about it

Microsoft Server 2008 R2 RDS 20 User CAL License (Same Day Delivery) is clearly Microsoft's most complete and accomplished effort yet. We have it mainly for file and print services at this point (no more Exchange, no more SQL, etc) but appreciate its connectivity to Office 365, which is where we've migrated most everything. It's just overall considerably more streamlined than, say, Server 2008 R2. Nothing really negative to say about it.

Using for years

I have been using Microsoft Server 2008 R2 RDS 20 User CAL License (Same Day Delivery) for years and must say that I always thought it was snappy, at least that is until I installed Windows Server 2016. You can clearly tell that the engineers put a lot of focus into compute power when designing this OS. That said, I really like Windows Server 2008. We have deployed one server for our Remote App/Desktop server. It works well, and is so far just as good as 2012 R2. We will continue to roll out 2016 on all new servers, there is no reason not to.