RDS - Microsoft 365 licensing (Apps for Enterprise)

asked 2020-09-29T11:23:54.45+00:00
Tibor 1 Reputation point

What will happen if not all user is licensed with Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on an RDS server?
I know that they can't use the product but is is against the TOS or other licensing rule?

Some users are just using browser and only 2 of them requires Office.

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  1. answered 2020-09-30T02:58:24.237+00:00
    Emily Hua-MSFT 21,526 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Tibor ,

    > I know that they can't use the product but is is against the TOS or other licensing rule?

    Have you enabled shared computer activation for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on RDS server?
    If so, the users without licenses assigned indeed could not use the Microsoft 365 apps. When they open the Office apps, they have no licensed account to log in to activate Office.

    In my opinion, this behavior above designed by Microsoft is to prevent breaking some licensing rules.
    But please note, we are mainly responsible for general issues of Office desktop applications, any issue related to license requirements please contact Microsoft directly to have a affirmance.

    Thanks for your understanding.


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