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My hope with this was to keep it less than making 4 different computers. Would I need seperate licenses for every RDP?

Technically, yes. A Windows Server box can support two concurrent connections at a time by default, which is what you are licensed for. For more than 2 concurrent RDP sessions on the same box, you have to buy RD CALs and install Remote Desktop Licensing Broker, as well as the Remote Desktop Session Host Server roles.

Then again, you could just use the trial Server 2012, which lasts for 180 days and can be rearmed 3 times. If you rearm it at the final day of the trial each time, you can get 540 days of use before having to reinstall the OS. It's worth considering. wink.gif

If you will only have 2 thin clients connected via RDP at a time, then you won't have to worry about the RD roles. Also, have you considered getting thin clients that can run Windows 7 Thin PC? It's a lightweight version of Windows 7 that still has basic functionality, but is designed more for use in a VDI environment. Your users/family could log into them and use them locally to surf the web (etc.), but if they need to use an application that is installed on the server, they could essentially double click a desktop icon and launch an RDP session to the server to do whatever they need to.
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Thank you for all the information. I have never hears of 7 thin. Are there options for packages of keys like windows server and x number of keys. I don't want to be buying multiple licenses for the clients.
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Thank you for all the information. I have never hears of 7 thin. Are there options for packages of keys like windows server and x number of keys. I don't want to be buying multiple licenses for the clients.
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post #14 of 14
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Thank you for all the information. I have never hears of 7 thin. Are there options for packages of keys like windows server and x number of keys. I don't want to be buying multiple licenses for the clients.

I'm not 100% sure on the licensing for Windows Thin PC, but if you had an SA or EA with Microsoft (which you wouldn't, unless you run a decent size or enterprise business), the license would be covered by some CAL license.

For a standalone Windows 7 Thin PC like what you are wanting, I really have no idea how the licensing works.

EDIT: Take a look at this which may help explain Windows Thin PC.
http://everythingexpress.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/windows-thin-pc-license-conundrum/
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