Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Licenses in Technical; I am going down the thin client route and need a little advice.
I know I need my server licenses, ...
9th March 2009, 02:27 PM #1
I am going down the thin client route and need a little advice.
I know I need my server licenses, Citrix Xenapp and Terminal Server licenses & CAL'S, but how do I license them.
Currently I have a schools agreement for all my desktops (which is paid annually).
If I purchase Server 2008 through Schools agreement, is this a one-ff purchase cost?
If I add Terminal Server license to my Schools agreement, is this a yearly charge
If I add Terminal Server CAL to my schools agreement, is this also a yearly charge
I hate licensing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10th March 2009, 12:03 PM #2
From memory (the last time I had to get M$ licensing - and lord knows they keep changing their minds)...
>If I purchase Server 2008 through Schools agreement, is this a one-ff purchase cost?
>If I add Terminal Server license to my Schools agreement, is this a yearly charge
No I don't believe so - it's just tied to the box
>If I add Terminal Server CAL to my schools agreement, is this also a yearly charge
No - one-off (but I believe it's a named user)
anyone else got any more info on recent purchases? been a while since I've bought TS licensing.... a long while :S
10th March 2009, 12:17 PM #3
No, yearly (or every 3 years depending on how you renew the schools agreement)
Originally Posted by KWestos
You can still buy them outright as the usual volume licenses if you wish.
11th March 2009, 09:57 AM #4
I have a schools agreement in place for all my PC's. If I were to change the PC's which have a SA in place to a thin client running a Linux client, do I still need the Server CAL (which comes bundled with the SA). Will I just need the Terminal Server CAL instead?
11th March 2009, 11:00 AM #5
To use Thin clients with Citrix you need:
1. Server License
2. Server CALs
3. Terminal Services CALs
4. Citrix Licenses
If you are under Schools Agreement, the first 3 are not bought, they are leased, either yearly or 3 yearly.
Number 4 has an initial cost, and then a yearly maintenance cost.
11th March 2009, 11:45 AM #6
Many thanks, We purchase our server licenses outright as it costs around £85 per server on the Schools Agreement. You can buy the server outright for £280 (just over three years worth of SA). I know we will have 2008 servers for more than that, probably 6-8 years, this would of taken the server license cost to £680 over that period.
Originally Posted by localzuk
If I'm missing something, please let me know.
11th March 2009, 12:28 PM #7
I get datacenter cpu licenses for £67 instead. That way I can move the virtual machines around without worrying about the 120 day time limits for moving windows between servers. Plus the unlimited VMs.
Originally Posted by KWestos
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