Can OFFICE 2021 LTSC be installed on Windows Server 2022 for use via Remote Desktops (RDS)?

J.A. _ 0 Reputation points
2024-01-31T18:29:48.5866667+00:00

Hi, good evening, Please, I would like to ask the following question: Can OFFICE 2021 LTSC be installed on Windows Server 2022 (with the appropriate licenses and/or activations) to be used by multiple users on a local network using Remote Desktop Access (RDS)? According to my intuition, from the following links, I think so: https://learn.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-client-access-license https://learn.microsoft.com/es-es/deployoffice/ltsc2021/deploy https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/vlactivation/activate-office-by-using-active-directory https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=103446 Stay waiting for confirmation. Thanks in advance. Regards.

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  1. Karlie Weng 12,606 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-02-01T06:27:08.3866667+00:00

    Hello, you can find in https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/ltsc2021/overview: These Office products use Click-to-Run, instead of Windows Installer (MSI), as the installation technology. But, how you activate these Office products – for example, by using Key Management Service (KMS) – remains the same. So even though you are using an RDS server, you have to assign a license to every user. Besides, you have to buy RDS license CAL, it will bring extra cost.


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  2. J.A. _ 0 Reputation points
    2024-02-01T10:57:25.25+00:00

    @Karlie Weng Hi, good morning, Thanks for your reply. Excuse me for asking the question in a different way, because my poor speak of English language leads me a bit to confusion. The issue of CAL RDS licenses is clear to me, from the moment that our idea is to have the applications installed/centralized on the Windows Server 2022 so, for example, in the case of updates, we have to do it only once and this will serve for the rest of the computers that access their profile within the Windows server through remote desktop. Our final idea is that users have a "dumb box" or raspberry or citrix environment (to reduce vulnerability and maintenance) and that everything is managed on a virtualized windows server 2022. To be more specific, could i conclude with your answer that if I have RDS CAL licenses and activation (at the server level) for each Office 2021 LTSC user, would my approach work? Thanks again. Regards.

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