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Getting the Right Windows MultiPoint Server Hardware

This is an original blog post on Feb. 18, 2013 by Ariel Gilbert-KnightTechnology Analyst for TechSoup.

Setting up Windows MultiPoint Server isn't difficult. But it usually requires some additional hardware to connect your user stations (keyboard, mouse, monitor) to the host computer. These additional hardware components are called access devices.Charles Brennick, Founder and Director of Interconnection, shares his advice for selecting the right access devices for your Windows MultiPoint Server environment.

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System Center Data Protection Manager enables disk-based data protection and recovery for file and application servers as well as client computers.

This client management license (ML) allows one nonserver device to be managed by System Center Data Protection Manager. If a device has multiple operating system environments (OSEs), a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Data Protection Manager.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Data Protection Manager to

  • Keep your data safe and recoverable
  • Keep your business workloads, applications, and services continuously available

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Data Protection Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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System Center Data Protection Manager enables disk-based data protection and recovery for file and application servers as well as client computers.

This client management license (ML) allows any number of nonserver operating system environments (OSEs) to be managed by System Center Data Protection Manager, as long as only one user has access to them. If more than one user has access to a certain OSE or set of OSEs, then an ML is necessary for each user.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Data Protection Manager to

  • Keep your data safe and recoverable
  • Keep your business workloads, applications, and services continuously available

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Data Protection Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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System Center Datacenter is a set of server management licenses (MLs) and software for managing applications and services across physical, virtual, and cloud information technology (IT) infrastructures. The Datacenter edition is designed for managing heavily virtualized System Center environments.

This donation provides two core licenses for a System Center Datacenter server ML. System Center server MLs require a minimum of 8 core licenses for each physical processor on a managed server and a minimum of 16 core licenses for each managed server. The Datacenter edition allows management of an unlimited number of operating system environments (OSEs) on managed servers when all cores on the servers are licensed The right to run management server software for System Center components is included with the ML. For additional information about the available editions of System Center and its licensing requirements, see  TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Which Versions of This Software Are Available

You can choose to download the current or previous version of the software in any language that's available through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center if you request this product. You can find out which version of the software is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use System Center to:

Pool shared resources into a "private cloud" to provide users with IT as a Service that they can self-allocate through a portal.

  • Manage hybrid cloud environments that combine public and private cloud applications and services from a centralized interface.
  • Standardize and automate datacenter processes to reduce costs and improve service reliability.

 

Licensed Components

When all cores on the managed server are licensed, this ML suite licenses servers to be managed by these System Center components: 

  • Configuration Manager: provides software deployment, distribution, update management, and configuration monitoring throughout an IT infrastructure
  • Data Protection Manager: enables disk-based data protection and recovery for file and application servers as well as client computers
  • Endpoint Protection: works with Configuration Manager to provide a single infrastructure for client management and security, including malware detection
  • Operations Manager: monitors the health of IT services across datacenter and cloud infrastructures
  • Orchestrator: a workflow management tool for automating the creation, monitoring, and deployment of IT resources
  • Service Manager: an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization's IT service management best practices
  • Virtual Machine Manager: enables administration and management of Microsoft and VMware virtual machine guests and virtual machine hosts 

 

Licensing

System Center server MLs use processor-based licensing, with each license covering up to two physical processors on managed servers. Server MLs are required for managed devices that run server operating system environments (OSEs).

Each Datacenter server ML allows you to manage an unlimited number of OSEs per license.

Other types of licenses are also available. For more information, see Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

With Microsoft System Center, the right to run management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for all of the System Center components listed above. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

The ML does not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. 

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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Description: 

This client management license (ML) allows one nonserver device to be managed by Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. If a device has multiple operating system environments (OSEs), a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Configuration Manager. 

 

Which Versions of This Software Are Available

You can choose to download the current or previous version of the software in any language that's available through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center if you request this product. You can find out which version of the software is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager to manage all client desktops, thin clients, mobile devices, and virtual desktops from a unified interface. 

 

Licensed Components

  • Configuration Manager: provides software deployment, distribution, update management, and configuration monitoring throughout an IT infrastructure
  • Virtual Machine Manager: enables administration and management of Microsoft and VMware virtual machine guests and virtual machine hosts 

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

With System Center, the right to run management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for all of the System Center components listed above. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology. 

 

Management License

The ML does not require media, license keys, or setup codes. 

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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The Core User CAL Suite is a set of four user client access licenses (CALs) and two user client management licenses (MLs). Together they provide user licensing for key Microsoft server technologies.

A user CAL authorizes a user to access a server from any device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home). A user client ML licenses the management of any number of OSEs, as long as only one user has access to them. If more than one user has access to a certain OSE or set of OSEs, an ML is necessary for each user. See below for details on the CALs and client MLs included with this donation

 

Benefits for Organizations

  • You can request this suite to obtain user licensing for six popular server products using only one of your Microsoft title group allotments.
  • You'll also obtain the rights to download and install management server software for System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and System Center Endpoint Protection.

CALs

One Core User CAL Suite contains one of each of the following CALs:

  • Windows Server User CAL provides access to Windows Server.
  • Exchange Server User CAL – Standardprovides access to Exchange Server.
  • SharePoint Server Standard Edition User CALprovides access to SharePoint Server.
  • Skype for Business Server User CAL – Standard supports the instant messaging, presence, and PC-to-PC audio and video communications capabilities of Skype for Business Server.

Note:The Exchange Server Enterprise CAL and SharePoint Server Enterprise Edition CAL are not included in the Core CAL Suite.

 

System Center Client MLs

One Core User CAL Suite contains one of each of the following user client MLs:

  • System Center Configuration Manager User Client MLallows management by System Center Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager.
  • System Center Endpoint Protection User Client MLallows protection by System Center Endpoint Protection.

The right to run management server software is included with System Center client MLs. If you request this product, you can download and install the management server software listed above. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

For more information, see TechSoup Asia’s Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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Microsoft Windows Server is Microsoft's solution for workgroup file, print, and communication servers, as well as for Internet content delivery. This Microsoft Windows Server Device Client Access Licence (CAL) for Microsoft Windows Server Standard Edition and Microsoft Windows Server Enterprise Edition.

A Microsoft Windows Server Client Access Licence is needed for every device or user accessing the server for using file services, printing services, remote access service, or terminal services, or any authenticated users accessing Microsoft Windows Server as a Web server or an application server. For a significant number of authenticated Internet users, a Microsoft Windows Server External Connector Licence is available.

This Microsoft Windows Server Device CAL authorises one computer to access Microsoft Windows Server, regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation). Microsoft Windows Server User CALs are also available. A Microsoft Windows Server User CAL authorises a user to access Microsoft Windows Server from any device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home).

Note: This Microsoft Windows Server Device Client Access Licence does not require media. Instructions for obtaining the licence will be sent to your organisation email address after your eligibility has been verified and your administrative fee has been received.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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Microsoft Windows Server is Microsoft's solution for workgroup file, print, and communication servers, as well as for Internet content delivery. This is a Microsoft Windows Server User Client Access Licence (CAL) for Microsoft Windows Server Standard Edition and Microsoft Windows Server Enterprise Edition.

A Microsoft Windows Server Client Access Licence is needed for every device or user accessing the server for using file services, printing services, remote access service, or terminal services, or any authenticated users accessing Microsoft Windows Server as a Web server or an application server. For a significant number of authenticated Internet users, a Microsoft Windows Server External Connector Licence is available.

This Microsoft Windows Server User CAL authorises a user to access Microsoft Windows Server from any device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home). Microsoft Windows Server Device CALs are also available. A Microsoft Windows Server Device CAL authorises one computer to access Microsoft Windows Server, regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation).

Note: This Microsoft Windows Server User Client Access Licence does not require media. Instructions for obtaining the licence will be sent to your organisation email address after your eligibility has been verified and your administrative fee has been received.

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Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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