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Can you help me with my software licensing question?

Hi,

Suppose I need to provide 200 virtual desktop simontaneously to my users. Do I need an OS license for the 200 virtual desktops? I'm aware what VCED -> only for access points. But it's not clear to me how the OS licensing works. Or do I only need the OS license for the master image?

Licensing is a pain in the *ss.

marked as duplicate by Rob Moir, Scott Pack, user9517, Ben Pilbrow, EEAA May 16 '11 at 17:28

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Read these:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/0/5/5059CBF7-F736-4D1E-BF90-C28DADA181C5/Microsoft%20VDI%20and%20Windows%20VDA%20FAQ%20v2%200.pdf
http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/8/4/78480C7D-DC7E-492E-8567-F5DD5644774D/VDA_Brochure.pdf
Basically you either need software assurance or a virtual desktop license for $99/year

  • OK, But this only seems to apply for the access to the VM's. Do I also need a full OS license for each VM? – Datapimp23 Jul 25 '10 at 15:41
  • No. You license access to VMs and you license physical machines. – Jason Berg Jul 26 '10 at 1:40

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