Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Service 5 User CALs

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  • Remote Desktop Service CALs grant access to your user/device to remote into the server
  • Required for every user or device remoting into your Windows Server

Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Services 5 User CALs

Need help determining your licensing scenario? Take a look at the guide below:

Windows Server Licensing Guide

After purchasing the 5 user CALs for Remote Desktop Services, you will receive licensing instructions that will walk you through the process of adding them to your Remote Desktop Licensing Manager. If you have not enabled Terminal Services, you will see instructions on how to do so in the same licensing email.

User CAL versus Device:

If you have more devices than users (most common), you will want user CALs (ie: 10 devices, 4 users, you will only need to buy 4 user CALs).

If you have more users than devices, it will be more cost effective to buy device CALs. If device CALs are preferable please click on the link below.


Here is the link to the Device CAL Remote Desktop Download License. Just as a reminder, you will already need Windows Server 2012 or a prior version to utilize these on your server. Have questions about licensing? Reach out to us at Trusted Tech team and we can break down what options would be best for you, at (855) 202-8140.

Remote Desktop Protocol 2012 r2 device

Remote Desktop Services accelerates and extends desktop and application deployments to any device, improving remote worker efficiency, while helping to keep critical intellectual property secure and simplify regulatory compliance. Remote Desktop Services enables virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), session-based desktops, and applications, allowing users to work anywhere.


Remote Desktop Services allows workers to work anywhere. Some of the key benefits of Remote Desktop Services include:

  • Unified administration experience  Administer your session and virtual desktop collections, configure your RemoteApp programs, manage your virtual desktops, and add servers to the deployment from one centralized console.

  • User personalization  User profile disks allow you to preserve user personalization settings across session collections and pooled virtual desktop collections.

  • Less expensive storage  Pooled virtual desktops can use local storage live migration between host computers. Personal virtual desktops can use storage located on network shares.

  • Automated pooled virtual desktop management  Deploy and manage pooled virtual desktops centrally by using a virtual desktop template. Any changes, such as application installation or security updates, are installed on the virtual desktop template, and the pooled virtual desktops are then recreated from the virtual desktop template.

New and changed functionality for Windows Server 2012 R2

In Windows Server 2012 R2, Remote Desktop Services includes enhancements in the following areas:

  • Monitor and control by using session shadowing

  • Reduced storage requirements and improved performance accessing common data

  • RemoteApp programs perform more like locally-based applications

  • Improved reconnection performance for remote clients

  • Improved compression allowing improved usage of network bandwidth

  • Display resolution changes are automatically reflected on the remote client

  • RemoteFX virtualized GPU supports DX11.1

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