[THIN] Re: Office and legalities

  • From: "Joe Shonk" <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:42:45 -0700

But to be fair, I think you mentioned a long, long time ago that your
particular MS agreement didn't have the 80/20 clause in it.  For some
places, they would only need on license for each device and could use if for
TS and the workstation.

Joe

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Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 8:22 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: Office and legalities

We found out the hard way (from Microsoft) that Office licensing in a TS
environment is not so simple.  MS does not offer a special licensing
program for Office.  If your MF users also have Office on their desktops,
then you will need additional licenses to use it in the TS world.  We have
500+ metaframe users who have Office on their work desktops.  Microsoft
came back and said we need an additional license for each user if they want
to run it from metaframe.  We ended up publishing Office to only those
users/workgroups that purchased the additional licensing.  The bulk of our
users get the Office viewers when they remote in.

By the way, these are NOT concurrent licenses.  They must be per user and
limited to those users who have purchased the additional licenses.

adam



                                                                           
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Can I get some people to weigh in on the following scenario? -


With a published application environment, you can restrict who gets access
to what. If you don't want someone running office on a Citrix box, then you
can prevent them from running Office on a Citrix box. So let's say I have 5
MS office 2003 licenses. I install it and publish it for 5 users in the
farm. Am I legal within those boundaries from a Microsoft licensing
perspective? Enviroment is Win2003 TS with PS 4.0



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