I was just asked to investigate this issue. We have some employee's
who access a Citrix server for all of their desktop software. I believe
that's the way it works. The question that came to me was - would it
be legal to access their Microsoft products from another location, say
from a conference on a laptop. Here's what our MS reseller told me:
IF the devices are institutionally owned and the department per say is
purchasing licensing for a particular user, and the user is then
to download from the Citrix server then from a Microsoft perspective its
legal. The User should have there standard, Windows, Exchange cal's
if applicable but that's it.
On Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at 08:15 PM, Shereen Fogel wrote:
> Is anyone using Citrix to deliver Microsoft Office to students
> Our college currently has a FCCC Microsoft campus agreement.
> Using Citrix students are would not download
> the software but are using it thru a terminal services session. Would
> considered a violation of the agreement? We have not signed up for the
> student option,
> but the software is technically never installed on the students
> We have also purchased a Window 2000 Server and received the
> appropriate TS
> CAL licenses through our campus agreement to handle our student and
> population. Access to this server is totally restricted to accounts
> our campus domain, and there is no anonymous login possible. However,
> it is
> possible to access this server from any computer on, or off our campus
> this licensing configuration using RDP or ICA protocols.
> Any thoughts on this?
> Shereen Fogel, Ph.D.
> Associate Dean, Instructional Technology
> Glendale Community College
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