[THIN] Re: Office and legalities

  • From: Adam.Baum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:59:11 -0700

OK...Here's the hitch..It says that if "the device" is licensed, it can run
in  TS too.  Most of my home users do not have office, therefore their
"device" is not licensed.  Thus the requirement to purchase another copy of
office.  Our work laptops are licensed so they get a free ride.

adam



                                                                           
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That document is straight from Microsoft's website.

Remember with microsoft, you can ask 3 different licensing experts and get
4 different answers.  This paper is in writing.



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On 9/29/06, Adam.Baum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Adam.Baum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
  Interesting...where did you get this info?  We had MS come right in and
  tell us we were not in compliance with licensing for Office.

  adam




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  Huh, that's not what the documentation says. It says that if a device is
  licensed and has office installed, then that device is allowed to run
  office from a terminal server session. Directly from the doc -




  Q.
  Once a device is licensed for a Desktop Application can I use that
  application both locally on the device and through Terminal Services?

  A.
  Yes.  A Desktop Application license gives the licensee the right to
  locally install the software and also to use the same software through
  Terminal Services. The licensee, however, is not required to locally
  install the software and, in the case of Terminal Services, local
  installation may not be technically possible or desired.

  Q.
  If I already have a device is license for a Desktop Application, what
  additional licenses do I need to use that device as a remote client
  within a Terminal Services environment?

  A.
  If the device owned by the end user is already licensed for the Desktop
  Application software, only the Windows Server and Terminal Services
  licenses are necessary for remote Terminal Services usage of that
  Desktop Application.


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  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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