Included VM Image - Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop - licenses and pricing?

Fabrice 116 Reputation points


i have seen a image in sku selection "Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Session Host 2016".

I don't find a good description what this image includes.

  1. Is there a license within in the image automaticaly and if yes what costs it?
  2. Or is this just a simple image and there is a remote desktop session preinstalled without licenses?

Best greetings


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  1. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,667 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    The Remote Desktop Services license server issues client access licenses (CALs) to users and devices when they access the RD Session Host. You can activate the license server by using the Remote Desktop Licensing Manager. This applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016
    The steps are described here:

    Also, please refer to the Remote Desktop Services questions section under Virtual Machines licensing FAQ here.

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