Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop - 1 User CAL
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- Installation Method: Digital Download
- Estimated Delivery Time: 3 - 5 Business Days
- Devices Supported: 1 Device
- Installations Supported: 1 Connecting Installation per Device License
- License Type: Perpetual
- License Term: Indefinite
- Licensed Use: Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
- Brand: Microsoft
- Manufacturer Part Number: RDS08-1U
- Features: Includes 1 User CAL
- CALs Included: 1 User CAL
Windows Remote Desktop Services 2008
RDS User CALs
Using Remote Desktop Services with Windows Server 2008 R2 opens a whole range of deployment scenarios using the new server roles and other features.
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 model you choose should depend on whether you have more users or computers. Remember that RDS supports both:
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.
- 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.
- 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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I used these license to activate Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop - 1 User CAL. As the previous reviewer noted, they do work, but you do have to call Microsoft to activate them. The first guy I spoke with couldn't help, and I decided to conntact Tech Supply Shop where mike helped me immediatelly. It doesn't help that MS changed the name "Terminal Services CAL's" to "Remote Desktop Services CAL's", but they still work the same.
The installation process is the first obvious clue that Windows Server 2008 is closely related to Windows Vista. Anyone who has ever installed Vista will recognize the setup routine. The Remote Desktop app provides a rich multi-touch experience with RDP and RemoteFX that supports Windows gestures. We are using this software and i must say, i am not dissapointed. So glad we bought from Tech Supply Shop. We will continue to use Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop - 1 User CAL.
It took me hours to activate this thing, I found it quicker to visit activate.microsoft.com, after you get the Terminal Services License ID, and enter it in there. Repeating the 7 sets of characters to an Indian that didn't understand them frustrated me beyond belief. The server 2008 Remote Desktop is really a revelation in software world, but the installation time was too damn long!