[ros-dev] Getting a Windows Server 2003 license for the project?
colin at reactos.org
Fri Jan 14 20:43:26 UTC 2011
Ged Murphy wrote:
> It doesn’t allow more than one person to use the actual host machine for
> development purposes.
The restrictions are indeed harder than I thought, but two concurrent
administrative connections using any accounts are possible (see
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814590/en-us). This doesn't even require
I've just verified this in a Windows Server 2008 evaluation VM I had
Additional concurrent connections require a single User CAL _plus_ a
single Terminal Server User CAL for each connection. These need to be
registered in two license managers and will be bound to users upon
connecting. Don't know how easy it is to unbind them again, but it's
certainly complicated considering that Terminal Server CALs require
personal registration at Microsoft. Not very user-friendly for our usage
scenario in an Open-Source project ;-)
Finally, these additional connections would be non-administrative, so
likely unusable if we want to test drivers. Would certainly be easier to
just buy another Windows Server license if the two included concurrent
connections don't suffice.
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