Mar 08 2022 03:26 AM
Mar 08 2022 03:26 AM
We are evaluating whether to use TSplus (https://www.terminalserviceplus.eu/) as an alternative to Microsoft RDS/Terminal Server.
According to TSplus we can not install or uninstall the RDS role, so we do not use RDS CALs and use TSplus CALs. This way it would not be necessary to pay for Windows Remote Desktop licenses. Is this correct?
I can't find any information from Microsoft about it reading documentation. As I see it is correct that using TSPlus without installing Microsoft RDS it would not be necessary to pay Remote Desktop licenses. Could someone confirm me that it is so?
Mar 12 2022 09:22 AM
Mar 29 2022 02:23 PM
Jan 31 2023 05:26 PM - edited Jan 31 2023 05:40 PM
It is certainly illegal, I don't understand why there's even a question about it.
The EULA clearly states that any software that uses more than 2 simultaneous "sessions" must pay for RDS licenses. A session is a unique memory space for each user, its a "kernel user space", technically known as a "winstation" and is a core component of Terminal Server. It's impossible to open simultaneous sessions without using different winstations and this is a base component of Terminal Server/Remote Desktop. No matter how you hack it to avoid licensing, it doesn't make it "legal" and that's what TSPLUS does.
Simply to prove, If you install TSPLUS on a Windows server and connect 10 sessions with the Terminal Server client using just "RDP" and some users, Windows will now allow it, because TSPLUS modifies Terminal Server behavior, brazenly violating the limitations set by Microsoft. This is TOTALLY illegal and so disrespectful that simply using MSTSC (Terminal Server client) you can connect to TSPLUS.
If there's still doubt, simply stopping the "Terminal Server" / "Remote Desktop" service, and "there's no TSPLUS" anymore... the deception and modification that the TSPLUS company does to the operating system is undeniable, violating Microsoft's rules and "changing the behavior" using reverse engineering techniques.
There's a "free" and "open sourced" software that does the same thing, it's called "RDP WRAPPER", you don't have to pay TSPLUS to violate the OS and break the EULA, you can do it for free.
Microsoft pays more attention to companies that violate EULA and use TSPLUS than to what TSPLUS does to OS, so BE VERY CAREFUL and know that if you use TSPLUS you're using illegal software. "prove me wrong" !
I've attached some images that prove what I'm saying in a TSPLUS laboratory setting.
Do the test yourself and you will see....
Jan 31 2023 09:50 PM
Jul 10 2023 11:37 AM
@colorvivothe only alternative I know in the market that doesn't require an RDS license is GO-Global from GraphOn.
It works with a unique protocol called RXP. It doesn't use anything from RDS and doesn't virtualize the desktop.
It solely virtualizes the application screen.
It doesn't require Terminal Service to be enabled, doesn't modify RDS registry, and exclusively operates on RXP.
If you are in Brazil, send me an email to email address removed for privacy reasons and lets talk about this!
Jul 14 2023 09:29 AM
You are wrong as TSPLus you don't install any RDS related features!
Aug 03 2023 07:32 AM
can you send us the Microsoft link referring to this image that you sent us here in the forum?
Aug 03 2023 11:24 AM
TSPlus works on the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) protocol itself, and this, by itself, already requires having RDS CALs.
Even if the client disables all RDS services completely on the server, TSPlus reactivates them during the installation and modifies registry keys to allow unlimited access, thus bypassing Microsoft's restrictions.
Microsoft uses two criteria to determine the need for RDS CALs:
1 - If your product displays the server's desktop. 2 - If your product works on top of RDP.
On the other hand, GO-Global is the only solution in the market that works with its own dedicated protocol called RXP.
Regarding the protocol used by TSPlus, it is the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). It seems that the TSPlus support stopped responding because they might not want to acknowledge this fact or address the issue of bypassing Microsoft's restrictions.
I'll make a video proving that TSPlus operates illegally and will post the link here, showing all the registry keys and how TSPlus functions with RDS/RDP completely deactivated.
Aug 03 2023 01:20 PM
Aug 03 2023 01:25 PM