This licensing brief helps clarify Microsoft licensing policies for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS)—including the new components that are in Windows Server 2012 R2—and Microsoft desktop applications for use with Windows Server RDS.
This brief replaces previous versions of two briefs: Licensing Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services and Licensing of Microsoft Desktop Application Software for Use with Windows Server Remote Desktop Services. The content has been combined into this single brief.
Licensing Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services and Microsoft Desktop Applications for Use with RDS (PDF, 440 KB)
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