The "internal users", the 15 or so that have their own desktops and play
in the LAN are (or should be) covered by their SBS User Cals... so they can
connect from their stations while at work or from RWW to their stations while
out of the office.
The SBS covers same version or older servers in the LAN so no Windows Server
The "external users" will be authenticating against the SBS, so they will
need SBS CALS, and, as you pointed out, TS cals. The only question I have
is if these "external users" are unique humans connecting from unique computers.
If there is "shift work" or such, where multiple users use the same computers,
say, 50 Users and 25 Computers, then you could use 25 Device CALs. Otherwise,
50 of one or the other, probably User.
Please post the resolution to your
issue so others may benefit
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> I have a business that recently purchased a new SBS2008 Std solution.
> They asked me to look at it to get my thoughts on how it was
> configured and how they can effectively implement a LOB solution with
> remote users. They have about 15 users in the office and another 50
> remote users who need to reach the LOB solution. I am thinking a good
> way to implement this for the remote users is with Terminal Server
> (RDS for Server 2008/R2).
> 1. They purchased an OEM SBS2008 Std so in order to implement
> Terminal Server they are going to need a Server 2008 license and TS
> (RDS) Cals for each remote user. (TS solution to be put on another
> physical box and not the SBS) Since this LOB application will be
> accessed by all inside and remote users am I assuming correctly that
> they will need SBS2008 Cals in addition to the TS Cals for all of
> these remote users?
> 2. Can TS cals be concurrent user based (e.g. 50 remote users but
> only 10 at a time using an TS session so how many cals do I need?)
> If there is anything else I need to think about and look into I would
> greatly appreciate pointing me in the right direction. I am good with
> the SBS but not the TS (now RDS) services and how best to implement
> this LOB solution.
> -Richard K