Remote desktop server licensing

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Hi Experts,

 

Our customer has a project and must choose between M365 Apps for Business or M365 Apps for Enterprise for RDS environment.

 

Currently it is about 300 users, potentials seats will be upto 1000 users.

Customer sees benefits in both license models  (M365 Apps for Business and M365 Apps for Enterprise) and would like to use both.

 

They’re looking at session based computing (RDS or Citrix) and wants some users with M365 Apps for Business and some users with M365 Apps for Enterprise. During the installation of office on RDS we have to choose in the XML file (Office Deployment Tool) whether we want to install Enterprise or Business.

 

Questions:

 

  1. When we look at Shared Computer Activation on RDS, can we use 1 installation of office (M365 Apps for Business? Or M365 Apps for Enterprise?)
  2. Can we let the users work with 2 different licensing SKUs so that we can mix both USER license models?
  3. Are there any other installation model can we leverage during installation (choosing XML - ODT) apart from M365 Apps for Business premium and M365 Apps for Enterprise because Business standard doesn't work with Shared computer activation?

 

Any guidance would be of great help!

 

Thanks in advance!

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