Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is a powerful technology that allows users to access desktops and applications remotely. When licensing RDS, organizations have a crucial decision to make: whether to opt for User Client Access Licenses (User CALs) or Device Client Access Licenses (Device CALs). In this guide, we’ll explore the considerations and help you make an informed choice between RDS User CALs and Device CALs.
Before deciding on the right licensing model, it’s important to understand the two types of RDS CALs:
The choice between RDS User CALs and Device CALs depends on several factors:
The cost of RDS CALs varies based on the licensing model and the edition of Windows Server in use. Be sure to factor in licensing costs into your budget planning.
Regardless of the licensing model you choose, maintaining compliance with RDS licensing is essential. It’s crucial to keep records of your CALs, users, devices, and compliance with your volume licensing agreement.
In conclusion, the choice between RDS User CALs and Device CALs depends on your organization’s specific needs and user behavior. By considering factors such as user mobility, device sharing, and user count, you can make an informed decision and ensure efficient and cost-effective remote desktop access.
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