Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server is a shared computing operating system that allows multiple users to simultaneously share one "host" computer.
Each user station provides an independent Microsoft Windows desktop environment and consists of a monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected to a station hub.
The station hub connects to the host computer through USB or video cables and uses the host computer's processing capabilities.
This donation includes one Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server Premium Edition server licence, which supports up to 20 simultaneously connected user stations.
You can choose to download the current or previous version of the software in any language that's available through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre if you request this product. You can find out which version of the software is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document.
You can use Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server to:
Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server is a special version of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Each user station that connects to Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server must have two types of client access licences (CALs), which are not included with this donation:
These two CALs are available through Connecting Up separately or as a single donation (CAL pack for one station). If the host computer is used as a user station and not just for administration, it requires both types of CALs as well.
MultiPoint Server user CALs, as opposed to device CALs, are not available through Connecting Up. This kind of licensing would be more costly in a typical MultiPoint Server setup than licensing per device. For example, a setup with 10 user stations would require just 10 device CALs for any number of users. If licenced per user, the same setup would require each user to have a separate licence.
Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Centre and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.
The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from Connecting Up after requesting this product.
Expect two emails:
1. When your donation request has been approved, Connecting Up will send a message to your organisation email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Centre (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organisation email that is registered with Connecting Up is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organisation profile.
2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organisation to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from Connecting Up to obtain your donation through the VLSC.
Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.
For host computer running Remote Desktop Session Host desktops:
For host computer running virtual machine-based virtual desktops (full Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 instances):
For each station:
Actual requirements depend on system configuration, applications and features that are installed, and number of connected stations