Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services - USER/Device CAL
Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services: is the platform of choice for building virtualization solutions for every end customer need, including delivering individual virtualized applications, providing secure mobile and remote desktop access, and providing end users the ability to run their applications and desktops from the cloud. RDS offers deployment flexibility, cost efficiency, and extensibility—all delivered through a variety of deployment options, including Windows Server 2016 for on-premises deployments, Microsoft Azure for cloud deployments, and a robust array of partner solutions. Depending on your environment and preferences, you can set up the RDS solution for session-based virtualization, as a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or as a combination of the two:
Session-based virtualization: Leverage the compute power of Windows Server to provide a cost-effective multi-session environment to drive your users' everyday workloads.
VDI: Leverage Windows client to provide the high performance, app compatibility, and familiarity that your users have come to expect of their Windows desktop experience.
Product Detail: Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services CALPublisher : MicrosoftRelease Type : Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services CALLicense Type : Retail Version - Digital LicenseBuild Number : NAProduct Name : Windows Server 2016 RDS User & Device CALProduct version : RDS User CAL or RDS Device CALDelivery Method : Online Delivery (Email)Brand : MicrosoftLanguage(s) : NAMedia Format : Text License Key (5x5 license number)Bit Version : NAReleased Update : 1/12/2018 (your license will be issued after the sell from Microsoft licensing server)
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There are two types of Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services CAL
Each user or device accessing a licensed Windows Server 2016 requires a Windows Server CAL or a Windows Server RDS CAL. The Remote Desktop Services license server issues client access licenses (CALs) to users and devices when they access the RD Session Host. You can activate the license server by using the Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.
RDS USER CAL: For every user who accesses the server to use services such as file storage or printing, regardless of the number of devices they use for that access.
RDS Device CAL:,For every device that accesses your server, regardless of the number of users who use that device to access the server.
To better understand the two types of RDS CALs, some of the main differences are outlined below:
With Per Device, each device has RDS-2016 CALs physically assigned to them. In Per User, RDS CALs are assigned in Active Directory.
RDS CALs can be tracked using Per Device, whereas they cannot be tracked within a workgroup for Per User.
Up to 20% of RDS CALs can be revoked in Per Device, however it’s not possible in Per User.
In Per Device, temporary RDS CALs are valid between 52 and 89 days, but no temporary RDS CALs are issued in Per User.
It’s not possible to over-allocate RDS CALs when using Per Device, however over-allocation may occur with Per User.
If using the Per Device option, the first time a device connects to the RD Session Host, a temporary license is issued. When the device connects for a second time, the license server issues a permanent RDS Per Device CAL (dependent on the license server being activated and the availability of RDS CALs).
The Per User model differs in that each user is given a license to connect to an RD Session Host from various devices. Licenses are issued from the license server depending on the available RDS CAL pool.
Step by step to Install and Activate the RDS User/Device CAL on Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Licensing Manager:
Install the RD Licensing role on Windows Server 2016
Activate the license server
Install RDS client access licenses on the Remote Desktop license server
On the license server (usually the first RD Connection Broker), open the Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.
Right-click the license server (your server), and then click Install Licenses.
In the Install Licenses Wizard, on the Welcome to the Install Licenses Wizard page, click Next.
On the License Program page, select License Pack (Retail Purchase), and then click Next.
Enter the 5x5 Retail license key(which you will get from us if purchased from this site) that you received by email after the purchase from us, click Add, and then click Next.
Click Finish, to complete installation of the licenses. The license server can now issue RDS CALs to clients that connect to a Remote Desktop Services deployment.