I was interested in setting up a virtual machine server and wanted to use VMWare Workstation with Windows Server 2012 R2.
My idea is this:
Use Server 2012 R2 to host VMWare Workstation and then use RemoteApp to access the VMWare Workstation application. I live with two other roommates, who are both developers, and might want to also use the VMWare Workstation RemoteApp all at the same time.
My questions are:
- If I purchase Windows Server 2012 R2 standard, will it include everything to do this?
- I'm worried that I might need to pay something perpetually to Microsoft, like CALs. Will I need CALs, or will I need to pay Microsoft an annual licensing fee to accomplish this?
- Is there a better way to do this (ESXi is not an option since it doesn't have the same features that I want in Workstation)?