Server edition licensing

Elements of Server Edition Licensing:

  1. A license is necessary for each user that accesses Server Edition (SE) through the network.
  2. The licensing is not concurrent.
  3. A single user may access SE installed on multiple servers with a single SE license.
  4. All server users require server edition rather than workstation licenses.


  1. If 8 different users (defined by unique usernames) will access SE on the network, purchase 8 server edition licenses regardless of whether the 8 users will access SE at different times or concurrently.
  2. If you have 20 users on your network but only 8 of them will use SE, purchase 8 server edition licenses.
  3. If you have 8 terminal server/citrix users using a single or multiple servers, purchase 8 server edition licenses.

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