[THIN] Re: M$ Apps Licensing - latest consensus?

  • From: "Rick Mack" <ulrich.mack@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:59:43 +1000

Hi Steve,

There is only one scenario where you don't need an M$ license for every
device that can connect to a terminal server.

Appsense application manager and Quest/Provision Networks Block-IT let you
restrict applications to nominated end devices. So you can nominate 5 client
machines and only they can run Office professional (MS Access) or Project or
whatever. I think RES Powerfuse might have a simialr capability but I'm not

Block-it is about the least expensive of the options. And if you get the VAS
Power Tools bundle you get things like a true UPD printing solution, user
profile management and user environment management thrown in for good
measure :-)



Ulrich Mack
Quest Software
Provision Networks Division

  *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Steve Snyder
> *Sent:* Monday, December 15, 2008 2:34 PM
> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] M$ Apps Licensing - latest consensus?
>  I know this has been asked a thousand times and microsoft gives a
> thousand different answers, but I thought I'd check and see if anyone has
> ever received anything definitive from them regarding licensing their apps
> on a citrix farm; do I really need a license for every device that can
> connect to the farm, or can I buy five licenses and restrict the published
> app to 5 concurrent connections?
> thanks

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