06-20-2019 01:10 AM
06-20-2019 01:10 AM
As far as I understand there are two ways of licensing a WVD user, either giving the user a M365 license or pointing the Windows 10 multisession host at a TS licensing host the old-fashioned way. Right?
How about mixed mode, where some users have the M365 license and others only a O365 E3 license?
Will using a M365 license get rid of the "host not licensed" message?
I really would like documentation that explains how this scenario works.
06-20-2019 10:26 AM
06-20-2019 11:00 AM
So for my O365 E3 users I need to configure a TS licensing server on the Windows multisession host, which makes good sense.
And on this same host a Windows E3 user will not occupy a TS license?
Just want to be sure how this mixed license scenario works. Thanks.
06-20-2019 11:04 AM
06-20-2019 11:35 AM
So TS/RDS CALs is not an option? Now I am confused.
According to your blog “Getting started with Windows Virtual Desktop”:
Organizations with “Windows 10 Enterprise E3 Per User” licenses or better (e.g. Windows 10 Enterprise E5 or Microsoft 365 E3, E5, F1, or Business) or RDS CALs can use Windows Virtual Desktop for no additional charge apart from Azure compute/storage and network usage billing
In my POC tenant I have Windows 10, Mac and iOS endpoints. Some of my customers have M365 licenses, most have O365 and then some have mixed.
06-20-2019 11:53 AM - edited 06-20-2019 12:18 PM
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a combination of licensing entitlements (e.g free Windows 7 ESU) and net-new technology which includes the management plane featuring things like AAD support, reverse connect, broker, gateway. licensing etc.
All of this is included with Windows 10 Enterprise E3 Per User” licenses or better (e.g. Windows 10 Enterprise E5 or Microsoft 365 E3, E5, F1, or Business) or RDS CALs.
From that point on, WVD supports multiple operating systems as RDSH including Windows Client and Windows Server. You will need Per User Windows licenses for a client OS and RDS CALs for a Server OS.
Hope this clarifies.
06-23-2019 05:45 PM
Please may I also ask for clarification?
We are a non-profit and are hugely grateful for the help Microsoft give us with our Charity licences.
Currently we have a:
BUT we only have 8 users - so this is rather cumbersome.
So rather than unnecessarily messing with a server I wondered if I can use our existing E3 or using our Windows Remote Desktop Services - User CALto get access to WVD and make our live simpler?
This would be the case for many non-profits that want to keep life simpler.
Many thanks for your suggestions!
06-24-2019 09:46 AM
06-24-2019 02:14 PM
Thank you for your response. Detail below.
As a non-profit we have been given
On Prem: Windows Server 2012 Standard
10 Remote Desktop Licence Windows Server - Device CAL
|Open License Details :||87101258|
Our Windows Server 2016 is an Azure instance.
Please let m,e know if you need anything else to clarify our bets path to using in the WVD in New Zealand! I think it would be so much simpler.
06-26-2019 09:57 AM