Hi. Thank you for your question and reaching out. I’d be more than happy to help you with your query.
In your scenario, where you have a network of 250 Windows workstation servers that need to be accessed by a pool of 25 experts, it sounds like the most cost-effective solution would be to use Remote Desktop User CALs.
An External Connector license is an option to reduce the licensing costs in a scenario where users need to access servers that are not part of an Active Directory domain, but this license is meant for scenarios where the number of users is lower than the number of servers, not the other way around.
If you are using Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2016, you can use the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) CALs, which allow for an unlimited number of users to access a limited number of devices.
Another option to consider is using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to centralize your workstation servers, which would allow you to use a single RDS infrastructure to support multiple remote desktop sessions on the workstation servers. This way, you would only need to purchase RDS CALs for the RDS infrastructure, rather than for each workstation server.
It's important to keep in mind that you need to have a valid Microsoft volume licensing agreement and have the proper licenses to use Remote Desktop Services. Additionally, make sure to consult with a Microsoft licensing specialist or your licensing reseller to ensure that you are compliant with all Microsoft licensing requirements.
I hope this information helps you set up your environment in an economically viable manner.
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