Windows Server 2008 R2 remote app licensing question

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Windows Server 2008 R2
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I recently set up a 2008 R2 server with remoteapp to test it out. The intent was to use it to host one application that maybe 6 users (at most) would access. Figuring this was a pretty good solution I started looking into the licensing.

I received a quote for $10,000 for the server license and $100 for each CAL.

We could have handled the CALs but the server license price killed the project. Talk about prohibitive.

I guess my question is: Is this MS pricing for real? And if so, is there a work-around?

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I’ve got no idea what license you were quoted. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise retails for $3,919.00 including 25 CALs. If you don’t need the Enterprise edition features you can look at the standard edition which retails for $1,029.00 and comes with 5 CALs. Additional CALs aren’t very expensive. Microsoft lists a 5 user CAL pack at $199.00. The Microsoft store page has the Microsoft licensing, just select Windows Server from the Product list.

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  • graybeard52
    You want to contact a reseller like SHI www.shidirect.com or someone else. I paid around 660 for Win 2008 std and $76 US for each TCAL
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  • Aronhiotas
    Thank you for the responses. I checked the link posted by mrdenny. It makes the MS licensing water a little less muddy. And I will contact SHI on graybeard52's recommendation. Just to clarify, we have volume licensing for the OS (2008 r2). I was quoted for: OLP WIN RMT DSKTP SVCS EXT CONN 2008R2 SNGL NL QLFD The amount was just over $10,000.00. The CALs were: OLP WIN RMT DSKTP SVCS CAL 2008R2 SNGL NL DEV CAL and OLP WIN RMT DSKTP SVCS CAL 2008R2 SNGL NL U CAL Each of them was $100.
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  • Dee101
    And to follow on MrDenny's answer, we just got RDS CALS for just over $34 per license (in a 5 pack). I, too, am wondering how your licensing was quoted.
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  • Voidsong
    I'm also trying to figure out licensing for using RemoteApp running off of a Server 2008 R2 Standard machine. I've looked at the link provided by Mrdenny, but I'm still confused about some thing. Do I need to be buying the Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services (5-User Client Access License) - $749 OR Windows Server 2008 5-User Client Access License - $199 Also, I got my Server 2008 R2 license through Technet -- does it still come with the 5 CALs that it would have come with if I paid retail? Any information you can provide will be appreciated! Thank you! - Julian
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  • Denny Cherry
    You don't need the Remote Desktop licenses unless the users will be connecting to the actual server using RDP. TechNet licenses do not include CALs.
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