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Microsoft Windows Virtual Client Licensing Explained

Microsoft Windows Virtual Client Licensing Explained

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Desktop virtualization solutions can help organizations to increase security, enhance end user flexibility, streamline endpoint management and reduce desktop TCO. This guide will help you understand how to license Microsoft® Windows® for virtual desktop and session-based desktop scenarios.

There are three types of endpoints from which you can connect to a Windows virtual desktop:

  1. From a traditional, physical desktop or laptop PC already running Windows
  2.  From a device running a non-Windows operating system (OS). This includes iPads, other tablet devices, smartphones or thin clients running Linux or a proprietary OS.
  3. From a thin client running Windows Embedded Standard 7/8 (WES7, WE8S) or Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (WIE10)

This guide will help determine which licensing option is right for different types of endpoints.

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