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Licensing Windows Server 2016 for limited RDP use on a single workgroup server

I have a Windows Server 2016 Standard in a Workgroup and a Windows Server 2019 Standard (which should never need anything other than the allowed Admin users) that is going to be an Active Directory/...
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2 RDP session on windows server with azure

I want to setup a windows server computer. I have the same problem on all windows server editions since 10 years: If 2 users try to connect with RDP, the first user is disconnected. What i want to do ...
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Cannot install CAL License in Windows Server 2016

I am trying to install a RDS CAL license into a server and I am getting an error saying the license is already in use. I already tried 2 different licenses, both of them should be clean and without ...
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Windows Server 2016 Standard License for VMS & RDS CAL [duplicate]

We are a small business with two HP Servers(HPE ProLiant DL380) virtualized with ESXi, containing 7 VMs of Windows Server OS(2016). As per Hardware documentation, each server has single processor ...
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Can I access a Windows 2016 server from a 2012 client through a 2012 server? [duplicate]

We have a bunch of thin clients with Server 2012 CALs. These thin clients mostly run RDP to a Windows 2012 server We want to put a SQL Server 2016 install on a Windows 2016 server. These are all ...
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SQL Server with more users connecting than user CALs purchased

SQL server standard 2014 and 2016: if 10 user CALs are installed for user based licensing (not core based), and 10 of the existing users on the domain connect to the SQL server all works fine. If my ...
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Server 2016 standard RDS CAL [duplicate]

I wonder if any of you know if there are separate OEM and OLP RDS CALs for server 2016? Our distributor said that we will be able to use the OLP CALs on an OEM version of 2016 standard. Is this ...
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Terminal Server setup for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

I am attempting to setup a new Terminal Server, and found that MS no longer offers TS CALs. I want to verify that I will be able to achieve my desired end results with the licenses I'm currently ...
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Installing Server 2012 User CAL's from MPSA agreement

we have today received confirmation on our new MPSA agreement that our Server 2012 R2 Server and User CAL's have been added. I have installed the RD Licensing Manager on the 2012 R2 Standard server ...
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Windows Server CAL for IIS [duplicate]

I have read numerous articles (and ServerFault answers) on CAL licencing, and thought I understand it. My understanding so far was that CAL licenses are related to users and devices directly accessing ...
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TS server to SBS 2003 server - CAL [duplicate]

If I connect to TS over RDP and after that run application which resides on SBS 2003 server (shared app directory), do I need to buy SBS 2003 CAL beside TS CAL?
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Do I need Windows License beside CAL for Active Directory [duplicate]

I could not find an answer to this question. I am panning to deploy windows server and I am confused with the licensing. Do I need Windows License key for every machine that will be using CAL from ...
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How to release back RDS CAL lic to license server

Is there any way to retake back license from RDS host? For example, my session host A connect to license server which has 20 CALs. After 5 RDP session to host A, license server show that 15 lic ...
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Windows 2008 Server Standard with a 5 CAL pack - do CALS expire [duplicate]

Bought Windows server 2008 Standard R2 which came with a 5 CAL pack, the server has since died and been hit with a hammer. AS the OEM server license died with the hardware, what does that mean for the ...
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How do I actually use RDS CALs?

I'm new to CALs, first time actually trying to use them, and I'm having some difficulties. I purchased 3 licences from CDW and installed them through the RD Licensing manager, where they show up as: ...
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How to install CAL for RemoteFX on Server 2012 Standard

I had to enable RemoteFX to be able to use a video card on my Server for Hyper-V 2012. I have ran out of the grace period for Remote Desktop Session Host Server. I have tired to install the CALs that ...
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Do I need a User CAL for a record in AD if the user is not authenticating? [duplicate]

We are considering expanding our user provisioning to cover a large portion of the workforce that does not currently exist in AD. Our understanding is that any named user in AD requires a User CAL. ...
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Terminal Server Licensing (per device) in a dual boot environment: 1 or 2 licenses per PC? [duplicate]

in our company I have a few computers that are already Windows 7 clients to a Windows Server 2008 R2 but are now supposed to receive an additional Linux installation as a dual-boot option. The ...
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Windows Server 2012 & Exchange Server 2013 CAL's [duplicate]

Trying to build an Exchange server solution for a company and they want me to look into licensing for Windows. I'm going to be purchasing the necessary server licenses for Windows Server 2012 Standard ...
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SBS 2008 Initial 5 CALs [duplicate]

I recently took over IT for a company and I am auditing the number of CALs my company owns. I have ten 5-packs of CAL sheets. I know that SBS 2008 comes with 5 CALs. Was one of those CAL sheets ...
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Windows 2003 SBS: no more CAL sold [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I just discovered a hidden unmanaged server into a remote location. This is a Windows 2003 SBS with 5 CAL per device. There ...
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Windows Server 2008 CALs for Windows Server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Our existing setup has 3 servers running on Windows Server 2008 and there are 75 users in the office. We have a total of ...
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Is One CAL enough if only one Windows Service is doing all SQL Queries for Multiple Users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installed on a server. The license is 5 CAL I have a three tier solution viz database &...
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Why doesn't Microsoft electronically stop unlicensed CAL users? [closed]

Imagine this Scenario. Say you purchased SQL Server 2008 under a 5 CAL License. A sixth person makes a query from his machine (e.g. through a VBScript). Why doesn't Microsoft put restrictions in the ...
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2008 CALS for 2003 Term Server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? When installing 2008 CALs on a 2008 licensing server for a 2003 Terminal Server should I install them as 08s or 03s? Also ...
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Windows Server CAL and VPN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have a a client that wants to provide VPN access to one server running windows 2008 r2, using Routing and Remote Access ...
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Deleting terminal services CALs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are using volume licensed CALs and I need to remove some of the installed CALs, but as far as I can tell, there is no ...
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General questions regarding CALs and WS 2003 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a few questions regarding CALs and Windows Server 2003: 1 - what happens if you join more computers to the ...
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Recover SBS 2003 CALs

My SBS 2003 CALs have reset back to five after some weird server issues. I don't have a backup of the CAL licenses anywhere is there somewhere I can restore these from?
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How many CALs are installed on my server?

How can I find out what sort of Client Access Licenses and how many of them are installed on this Server 2008 system I have been asked to administer?
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SBS 2008 and Windows 2008 Standard CAL's [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? My client has bought Windows 2008 SBS Standard version. If he buys Windows 2008 Standard does he needs additional CAL's ...
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Do you have to have CAL licences for all user of openVPN on a windows server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? My company is currently considering buying a new server to use as a shared VPN filestore. Looking at the licencing, does ...
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Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server CALs and Remote Desktop

Recently we have have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on one of our development boxes at work. We have 10 Client Access Licence's for Microsoft Windows Terminal Server 2008. I'm under the impression ...
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