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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Device CAL - Open Academic

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  • Supports 1 Local Device
  • Digital Delivery / 3 - 5 Business Days Estimated Delivery Time
  • N/A
  • Licensed for Personal Use
  • Open Academic Licensing
  • Includes 1 RDS Device CAL
$2999 $35.00
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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Device CAL - Open Academic - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Device CAL - Open Academic
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Product Specifications

  • Installation Method: Digital Download
  • Estimated Delivery Time: 3 - 5 Business Days
  • Devices Supported: 1 Local Device
  • License Type: Perpetual
  • License Term: Indefinite
  • Licensed Use: Licensed for Personal Use
  • Brand: Microsoft
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 6VC-03200
  • CALs Included: 1 RDS Device CAL


Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop

Windows Server 2016 is a cloud-compatible operating system that supports current workloads while bringing forth new technologies that make the transition to cloud computing a lot simpler.

New layers of security

The system adds many new layers of security to Windows Server 2016 and applies Azure-inspired innovation to the applications and infrastructure to transform the way you do business.

For physical server environments

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is designed for physical or minimally virtualized server environments.

Windows Server 2016 licensing model

This product is a license for a Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop User CAL for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (sold separately) that allows a device to connect to your server remotely.

CAL requirements

Each user and device accessing a licensed Windows Server Standard, Datacenter or Multipoint edition require a Windows Server CAL, or a Windows Server and a RDS CAL.

Licensing model

The Windows Server 2016 licensing model includes both Cores + Client Access Licenses (CALs).

Access to server

A Windows Server CAL allows access to any edition of Windows Server of the same or earlier version.

Access to multiple licenses

Each Window Server CAL provides access to multiple licenses of Windows Server.

Product information

After the General Availability of Windows Server 2016, the business model for Standard and Datacenter editions will transition from processor-based to corebased licensing.

Editions Licensing model CAL requirements*
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Core-based Windows Server CAL
Windows Server 2016 Standard Core-based Windows Server CAL
Windows Server 2016 Essentials Processor-based No CAL required
Windows Server 2016 MultiPoint Premium Server Processor-based Windows Server CAL+ Remote Desktop Services CAL
Windows Storage Server 2016 Processor-based No CAL required
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 NA NA

* Some additional or advanced functionality such as Remote Desktop Services or Active Directory Rights Management Services will continue to require the purchase of an additive CAL.

Azure Hybrid Use Benefit

Rather than paying the full price for a new Windows Server virtual machine, you will pay only the base to compute rate.

When you are ready to transition workloads to the public cloud, you can leverage your existing investment in Windows Server. The Azure Hybrid Use Benefit lets you bring your on-premises Windows Server license with Software Assurance to Azure. Find more details at

For more information regarding the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop License, contact us at
(800) 318-1439


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Device CAL - Open Academic is a must

Love this server OS. The option of a "Core" installation is nothing new, but keeping this as an option gives admins the choice of the smaller footprint or the GUI interface. I thought server 2012 was a disaster. Server 2008 R2 was about as good as it could get. Well, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Device CAL - Open Academic is (in my opinion) just as good, if nmot better than server 2008 R2, but we are getting back on track. very impressed with Microsoft Windows server 2016. a lot of nice features and major updates to Hyper-v and DFS make updating to this version a must.

A huge difference

after migration from 2008 R2 to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Device CAL - Open Academic, a huge difference, excellent powershell, better defender protection and frequently update signature, improved search option, After fighting with server 2012 for a few years its so much better to have an OS that works like its suppose too. A fantastic OS. I had been using 2008 r2 and then added in a 2012 r2. Finally got my hands on the 2016 and I have been loving it. It is the simplistic version of 2012 r2 GUI wise which I prefer significantly.

Welcome Update

As a majority Windows shop, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials - Open Government was a welcome update from 2012. Other admins that rely more on GUI were lost in 2012 while 2016 is close enough to Windows 10 to not have a large learning curve. All I can say with this OS is Powershell, Powershell, Powershell! If you don't know it you should brush up on it bcause it's super usefull with this OS! I have this installed on one server, and I can't wait to upgrade the other ones. Fast, works well, and not to mention the GUI is aesthetically pleasing and easy to maneuver.