Remote Desktop Services on Azure VM (5 users)

New2Azure 1 Reputation point
2021-03-09T06:36:29.893+00:00

What all do I need to purchase to enable 5 users/clients to access one Azure VM through RDP?

Is the 5 user CAL sufficient? Is this all I need to purchase?
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-server-remote-desktop-services-cal/DG7GMGF0DVSV/000N

Also, would be good to know how do I go about installing the licenses?

Other Details:
VM - Windows Server 2019 Datacenter.
Currently, restricted to two RDP sessions.

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  1. Carl Fan 6,836 Reputation points
    2021-03-10T09:17:18.907+00:00

    Hi,
    This is the limit imposed by Windows Server on remote administration, you can only have 2 administrators connecting to a server to manage it at once.
    If you have 5 users, in order to allow additional connections, you would need to have a valid Remote Desktop Services License Server deployed in Azure to hand out CALs you have purchased.
    For CAL issue, I consider that you could contact a Remote Desktop Licensing customer service representative.
    https://activate.microsoft.com/prpolicy.aspx?lang=en-US
    Installing the licenses, you could create licensing server to install RDS CAL.
    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.
    Best Regards,
    Carl

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