MSTSC (Remote desktop) consume 2 CALs?

By adamsmith ·
Quick question.
I have an XP computer connected to a domain.
If I use mstsc to connect to a terminal server from that computer, will that consume 2 windows server CALs? (not the terminal server CALs, but the actual windows server CALs)

In other words, do both the xp session, and the terminal server session take up an available CAL?

All of our CALs are "per device".

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I would say yes..

As it is a per device, then it would be two cals, unless it has taken up one already by the terminal computer then it would only be one cal.

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by ---TK--- In reply to MSTSC (Remote desktop) c ...

So from what I understand its one cal per PC to talk to one server... It doesn't really say your limited to "one connection"....

"A CAL is not a software product; rather it is a license that gives a user the right to access the services of the server."

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