RDS CAL conversion without Software Assurance




Does RDS CAL conversion require Software Assurance?

My customer would like to convert their existing Windows Server 2022 RDS Device CALs to RDS User CALs. I know it's possible to convert RDS User CALs to Device CALs (and vice versa) using the 'Convert Licenses' menu item in the RD Licensing Manager console, but does the procedure require active Software Assurance?


I've found an old article about switching between Device and User CALs but I'm not sure if it's still valid.





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The Product Terms website confirms that Customers renewing SA for CALs can switch between User and Device. This transition does not change the CAL edition (i.e. Standard to Enterprise).

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