With the help of Windows Server 2016 RDS CALs, companies get the opportunity to expand their IT system entirely according to their own requirements. The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) also from Microsoft are the direct successor to the Terminal Server CALs previously used with Microsoft products. RDS CALs (Client Access Licenses) are a centralized application and desktop platform.
RDS CALs enable small, medium and large businesses to take advantage of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technologies and session virtualization to add new management, delivery and remote connectivity options to their IT systems.
A major benefit for organizations purchasing Windows Server 2016 RDS CALs is the centralized desktop solution. This not only relieves the IT department of the burden of managing applications and desktops, but also provides an increase in flexibility and data security.
Specifics of licensing Windows Server 2016 RDS CALs
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services are not standalone in and of themselves. To run them, companies also need Server CALs for Windows Server 2016. The Windows Server 2016 RDS CALs , which companies can get from
are therefore additive to Windows Server CALs.
Windows Server RDS CALs are required whenever users or devices want to remotely access a terminal server or the applications installed on it. The licensing has to be done for each device. As with Server CALs, the version dependency is important. While users with newer Windows Server RDS CALs can access older RDS hosts, access with older RDS CALs will not work on newer RDS hosts.
Buying the right Windows Server 2016 RDS CALs
As usual, Microsoft also differentiates between User CALs and Device CALs for Remote Desktop Services. The so-called Device CALs are a device licensing, where a single device is licensed regardless of the number of users for remote access to the host. This solution is ideal for external workstations that are regularly occupied by different employees. In contrast to this are the User CALs.
Here, licensing for a specific user is independent of the device used for access. Especially employees who work from the home office, at changing locations or mobile, this type of licensing for remote access is an advantage. At blitzhandel24 companies have the possibility to buy RDS User CALs as well as RDS Device CALs either as a single license or a low-priced multipack of 10 licenses.
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The optimal licensing of Windows Server 2016 is a challenge for many companies. After all, there is a whole range of options with Server CALs, classic User and Device CALs as well as RDS CALs. In addition, although the combination of User and Device CALs is permitted under licensing law, from a technical perspective it is only recommended in exceptional cases and is also difficult to implement.
Accordingly, it is complex to set up a customized licensing model that is also cost-efficient. Companies that want to use Windows Server 2016 RDS CALs benefit from the comprehensive and personal blitzhandel24 license consulting.