kp1891
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Do I need Microsoft VDA License for VMware Horizon 7 Standard Edition ?

I want to implement VMware Horizon 7 Standard Edition and would like to know if we require Microsoft VDA Licenses ?

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techguy129
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Yes, you do need a VDA license if you're accessing a virtual desktop running a Windows desktop OS. There is one scenario where you don't need a license and that is If the Windows workstation/PC you are accessing the Virtual Desktop has software assurance t

http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/4/114a45dd-a1f7-4910-81fd-6caf401077d0/microsoft%20vdi%20...

Many people will use Windows Server operating system as a desktop. This doesn't require a VDA license.

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jchilton
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You will need a MS VDA subscription if you are accessing your VM desktop using a zero client - i think they are annual or 3yrly . As techguy explains below you don't if your thin/thick client is running a licensed version of windows.

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