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How is Windows licensing for Shared Computing?
Windows Server Client Access Licenses (WS CALs)
A Windows Server CAL is a license that allows customers to access Windows Server. CALs are used in conjunction with Microsoft Windows Server OS licenses to allow Users and/or Devices to access and utilize the services of that server OS.
Remote Desktop Service Client Access Licenses (RDS CALs)
RDS CALS are required for users or devices that want to utilize Remote Desktop Service functionality on Windows Server.
About the version of CALs
Windows Server CALs must be the same version as—or higher than—the server software they are accessing. In other words, users or devices accessing a server running Windows Server 2016 must have Windows Server 2016 CALs. Additionally, Windows Server 2016 CALs may be used to access Windows Server 2012 (but Windows Server 2012 CALs cannot be used to access Windows Server 2016).
The result of the licensing model differences by using shared computing, traditional desktop PCs, and VDI over three years can be seen in the following example:
Sharing: One server OS license per target server ($883) + For each client device: ( 1 Server device CAL ($30) and 1 RDS device CAL ($102)) x 30 = $132 x 30 = $4,843
Desktop PCs: 30 target desktop OS licenses ($187 each) x 30 = $5,610
VDI: 30 target desktop OS licenses ($187 each) x 30 + For each client device: VDA rights subscription ($100 / device / year) x 30 devices x 3 years = $14,610
* Cost based on 30 zero clients (not eligible for SA) over 3 years, Windows Server 2012 R2 standard, Windows 8.1 Pro, US VOL pricing, corporate customers.
Things to consider:
- If you are replacing PCs, you may already have the WS CAL for each seat.
- If you are replacing thin clients, you may already have both the RDS and WS CALs.
While deploying zero clients from Yulong, the required licenses mentioned above must be purchased from Microsoft Windows. It is significant to note that Microsoft’s license policy varies between countries and Yulong users are requested to refer to their local Microsoft’s partners before purchase.
What languages does the software support?
What are the limitations of the RDS solution?
2, Yulong zero clients support conventional USB devices such as printers, scanners, storage devices, etc. If you need to use a typical USB device on the zero client, please consult us before purchase.
3, The Yulong solution requires reliable and low latency local networks. Wireless LAN or WAN connection is recommended for individual and occasional use only. A poor network connection will cause unexpected disconnection and compromised experience.
4, Centralized computing may cause a single point of failure issue. If your use case is sensitive about immediate access. make sure you have a fail-over solution to recover immediately in the event of a host failure, for example, installing multiple OS, using redundant or standby hosts, taking scheduled backups, etc.
Pricing of CloudV Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solution
Zero client price and How to purchase