Enoch (MS Edu licensing) provides the official answer for this question below. Several schools, actually, have asked this question or a variant recently.... See below. Thanks, Enoch.
He also offers to set up a presentation on TS licensing. Let me know if you are interested!
From: Enoch Remick [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 6:36 PM
Subject: RE: [LICENSING] Citrix, Microsoft & students
Yes, a customer can leverage Citrix to deliver Office to their students
but it does not reduce the required Office, Windows CAL, or TS CAL
licensing (we do not support concurrent usage). All users would be
required to have an Office license, a Windows CAL and a TS CAL. If an
institution has 5,000 students total that would like to access Office
via Citrix/TS, up to 1,000 students at the same time, the setup would
required 5,000 licenses for Office, the Windows CAL and the TS CAL.
External Connectors for Windows Server and Terminal Services can be used
in lieu of per-device Windows & TS CALs, but Office licenses are only
available per device. Our definition of "use" is not limited to
install, but rather anytime an end user is using the product (even via a
TS/Citrix/Tarantella sort of environment).
Our Campus Agreement Student Option would provide the simplest way to
license a setup like this. Customers could certainly purchase licenses
to Office, Windows CAL and TS CAL on an ad-hoc basis via Academic
Select, or Academic Open as well.
Please let me know if this adequately addresses the question. I'd be
happy to setup some sort of online presentation (LiveMeeting) if folks
need a better understanding here. I know that Terminal Server licensing
can be pretty complicated.
Enoch Thijs Remick
Licensing Manager - +1 (425) 707-9239 office
From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Shereen Fogel
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 7:15 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [LICENSING] Citrix, Microsoft & students
Is anyone using Citrix to deliver Microsoft Office to students remotely?
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 this be 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 computers.
We have also purchased a Window 2000 Server and received the appropriate
TS CAL licenses through our campus agreement to handle our student and
faculty population. Access to this server is totally restricted to
accounts within 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 with this licensing configuration using
RDP or ICA protocols.
Any thoughts on this?
Shereen Fogel, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Instructional Technology Glendale Community College
email: [log in to unmask]
phone: 818.240.1000 x5179
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