AF> 2008/2/6, tools.20.connelm(a)spamgourmet.com
> ...well, all notions of "small business"
or MSDN subscriptions are obviously
> inapplicable. I don't know how many thousand's of dollars PER USER it would
> cost, but I would guess the licensing alone (PER USER) would be about
> $4,000.00 US. (Plus the all the server costs.)
AF> At my work we have one Remote Desktop server for <100 users, and AFAIK
AF> license fee for windows on this machine was 2 times larger than cost
AF> of hardware (which was high-end, so a bit expensive too)!
these are the prices for software we might use from a non-profit
$160 Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition English/Multilanguage (32-Bit/x64)
$6 Windows Terminal Services User CAL
$240 SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, x64 (Includes 1 Processor License)
the base software cost would be $400. if 200 users chose to use the
server (which is a higher figure than i was imagining), the license
cost would be $1,200. obviously, some money needs to be spent, but
the amount doesn't seem prohibitive.