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5 Pack - Remote Desktop Services User CALs for Windows Server 2016 buy used

To use Remote Desktop Services of Windows Server 2016, each user needs an RDS Client Access License (RDS User CAL for short) to access Windows programs, etc. on a corporate network locally, independently of any end device. The ordinary User CAL for Windows Server does not cover remote access rights, these must be purchased separately in the form of a Remote Desktop Services User CAL. This gives a single, registered user permission for remote desktop sessions.

As used software, Wiresoft's RDS User 2016 CALs have the great advantage of a lower price compared to RDS User CALs from many other license providers. At the same time, they contain the same functionalities as the User Client Access Licenses for Remote Desktop Services of a Windows Server available via the official Microsoft Volume Licensing Program.

What are the benefits of RDS User CALs for Windows Server 2016?

The Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server - formerly called Terminal Services - represent a dedicated server role for users or end devices in order to be able to use the services of a Windows Server 2016 or another server version without the Windows programs used being installed locally on a computer. User CALs for RDS 2016 regulate this remote access for individual employees; via the corresponding Windows Server, which acts as a host, the programs are made available to a licensed user during a remote desktop session. This user can then use any PC or laptop etc. to access them locally independently (remotely) or even at the company site via an internet connection using their client access licence - the RDS User CAL.

Benefits of a Remote Desktop Service User CAL to Windows Server 2016 for employees

Every authorized user who has an RDS User CAL for Windows Server 2016 can thereby access a standardized Windows working environment with any Internet-capable end device within the scope of a remote session. As mentioned above, the Windows programs are run on the corresponding server as host during the remote desktop session; the user is only shown their own session, as this takes place separately from other client connections.

With a RDS User CAL 2016, users can use almost any older end device, even if its performance is lower, because with Remote Desktop Services the current performance of the Windows server is available to them; with Remote Desktop Service User CALs 2016, the provision of more powerful hardware is therefore not a mandatory requirement in order to use Windows programs in current versions.

Advantages of the RDS CAL system for Windows Server 2016 for administrators

In addition to the practical benefits of RDS User CALs for users or endpoints, the RDS CAL system also offers advantages for administrators: The licensing of remote access rights makes the administration of all registered users and PCs more efficient, because in a corporate network the implemented Windows software can be centrally managed and also deployed via this, it does not have to be installed on each individual end device for this. The Windows server alone hosts it and the updating with updates also takes place on it.

With the RDS User CALs, the individual rights for the registered users are also defined, so that they can only use the Windows server with their own access rights. RDS User and Device CALs for Windows Server 2016 therefore also significantly reduce the effort required for the maintenance and provisioning of workstations.

Technical info about Remote Desktop Service User CALs for Windows Server 2016

Both the provisioning and usage of RDS for User CALs on a Windows Server is governed by different roles, here the first thing to look for is the compatibility of RDS CAL and server version.

Overview of the server roles of Windows Remote Desktop Services

When using the RDS of Windows Server 2016, in addition to managing the usage rights for users, other server roles are defined that collectively govern the usage of Windows programs, etc. for a licensed user or endpoint:

  • The Remote Desktop Licensing Manager governs or provides the use of the RDS for each User CAL.
  • The Remote Desktop Session Host manages the desktops or programs provided to an authorized user (or end device) at each session.
  • The Remote Desktop Connection Broker provides the RDS connection for a session, and in the event of an interruption during a session, it also re-establishes the connection.
  • In a public network, the Remote Desktop Gateway controls access via the end device to a Windows desktop.
  • TheWeb Access for Remote Desktop Services provides access via RDS CAL through a web portal.

Note version compatibility for Windows Server with Remote Desktop Service User CALs 2016

An RDS CAL - whether for a specific User or for a specific Device - must always be compatible with the version of Windows Server to which it is connecting. In the case of RDS CALs for users for Windows Server 2016, this means that they can use it to access Windows Server 2016 as well as an older version of Windows Server (downgrade). However, the RDS-CAL 2016 cannot be used to access a higher Windows Server version. This is only possible with a corresponding version of the Remote Desktop Services CAL.

Comparison User CALs vs. Device CALs for Remote Desktop Services of Windows Server 2016

Basically, as described above: The implementation of Microsoft Server Software 2016 or another version is independent of its further use - both directly and for Remote Desktop Services; for this, a corresponding Client Access License - RDS User CAL or RDS Device CAL - is required. All access rights via Client Access Licences for the use of a Windows Server are regulated by Microsoft with its own licensing system.

In order to be able to access the Windows Server and its Remote Desktop Services locally and independently - remotely - via the Web, additional RDS User or Device CALs are required in addition to the conventional access licenses. The Microsoft RDS CAL system also enables server administrators to precisely manage all access rights, which provides greater security because unregistered users without such an access license (RDS User CAL) or end devices have no access to a Windows server.

Microsoft offers two different types of CALs for the use of Remote Desktop Services of Windows Servers:

  • RDS User CAL: this equips a dedicated user with remote access rights
  • RDS Device CAL: this gives remote access rights to a dedicated end device (PC, Laptop, Table, Mobile)

User CALs for Remote Desktop Services 2016

The RDS User CAL for Windows Server is always registered exclusively in the name of a single dedicated user. The access license thus grants this user the right to access a Windows Server for a remote desktop session; the choice of end device or client computer via which access is thereby made is free, but only one PC or similar can be accessed at any one time. Due to the free choice of hardware, the authorized user can switch between the desktop PC at the company location, a mobile phone or tablet etc. on the road or e.g. on the laptop in the home office, because with the RDS User CAL he always uses his personal account for the Windows Server.

With RDS User CALs, no remote desktop licensing is enforced. This means that the respective client connection is established regardless of the number of Remote Desktop Services User CALs provided on the license server. However, there must be a valid User CAL for each user. The exact number of User CALs in a company must therefore be defined and a sufficient number of access licenses must be installed on the Windows server so that an RDS CAL is available to each user. This is handled by the

Remote Desktop Licensing Manager.

All features of RDS User CALs for Windows Server 2016 at a glance

  • RDS User CALs are assigned to a specific user in Active Directory - instead of a device
  • RDS User CALs are not temporarily available and cannot be revoked
  • Each Remote Desktop Services User CAL is tracked by the license server
  • However, CALs cannot be tracked within a team
  • The number of defined User CALs can be overloaded - but then against the Remote Desktop license agreement


So which type of Remote Desktops Services CALs for Windows Server 2016 offers more benefits in an organization varies on a case-by-case basis. The decision for client access licensing depends on the number of employees as well as on the predominant use of the end devices: Employees who flexibly use not only internally, but also externally as well as mobile different end devices or these at different workstations, and access the Windows Server, have more options with an RDS User CAL. An RDS User CAL cannot be changed into a Device CAL or vice versa. The decision must therefore be made at the time of purchase!

Buy Microsoft User CALs for Remote Desktop Services 2016 cheap from a single license in the Wiresoft Online Shop

RDS User CALs for Windows Server 2016 are available in the Wiresoft Online Shop starting with a single license - the offer as used software includes a favorable advantage price, without "used" meaning any disadvantages regarding the usability.

What is used software from RDS User CALs for Windows Server 2016?

The Remote Desktop Services User CALs for Windows Server 2016 offered in the Wiresoft online shop are typical Microsoft access licenses from its licensing program; they are part of a volume license for end devices that was initially purchased by a company. The user access licenses not required by the company, or the entire volume license, were sold to Wiresoft, splitting the volume license into individual RDS licenses. With the purchase as well as the splitting these CALs are then marked as used software. However, this does not imply a general wear and tear of the RDS User CAL functions nor any other restriction regarding their usability, including the time limit.

What is the security of used software of Remote Desktop Services User CALs for Windows Server 2016?

For customers, buying used RDS CALs from Wiresoft is not only affordable, but also secure! You get the Single User CAL for Remote Desktop Services of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is not for less money compared to comparable new goods, but also have buyer security through the instant download including license activation with the included valid volume license key.

All Remote Desktop Services User CALs for Windows Server 2016 offered by Wiresoft come from the license inventory of companies. For you as a customer, the purchase of a User CAL for RDS or another Microsoft client access license as used software, as well as the use, therefore includes legal security, because no valid regulations are violated. This has also been clearly confirmed again and again by various court rulings. By the complete proof of the buyers used software of Wiresoft is also audit-proof!

Your advantages with used software of User CALs for Remote Desktop Services 2016

The Wiresoft offer of User CALs for the RDS of Windows Server 2016 as well as for other client access licenses as used software is not only a cheaper alternative to the usual commercial offers for customers, but also offers a free choice of the number of CALs required to license the remote services for Windows Server.

Besides, with the offer in Wiresoft's online store, you also have the option to purchase RDS Device CALs as well as older or newer versions of access licenses for Windows Server in addition to RDS CALs for Windows Server 2016. By purchasing such CALs for older Windows Server versions, you avoid compatibility problems or the purchase of new hardware. Benefit from the wide range of used software of different CAL versions for Windows Server at Wiresoft!

In the Wiresoft Software Shop you can find User and Device CALs for Windows Server as well as other Microsoft client access licenses or server programs - cheap as used software incl. instant download. If you have any questions about RDS User CALs for Windows Server 2016 or any other Microsoft product, please contact us via chat, email or phone.

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