Windows Remote Desktop Services is a technology that lets users remotely execute applications on Windows Server. This can be done from a wide range of devices over virtually any type of network connection. Clients are available for a variety of operating systems and can be downloaded from Microsoft’s website. A Windows Remote Desktop Services client access license (CAL) is required for each device or user accessing Windows Remote Desktop Services.
This offer provides one device CAL. A device CAL authorizes one computer to access Windows Remote Desktop Services, regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation). User CALs for licensing individuals and external connector licenses (ECLs) for licensing a significant number of external users are also available. Please note that an organization with a Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL still has to acquire a Windows Server CAL for each device or user accessing Windows Server.
For additional information about the available editions of Windows Server and the server and client licensing requirements, see the Guide to Windows Server Editions and Licensing.
This license does not require media, license keys, or setup codes.
CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through Charity Digital Exchange are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.
Remote Desktop Services CALs are different from other Windows Server CALs because they require a license key from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) for installation.
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