What is the industry common practice in regards to using server software like xprotect or acc, on a windows server or a windows 7 pro workstation? I am no expert on this licensing stuff, as I use linux whenever I need a server for something.
From what I am reading on the Internet about windows server access licenses, it seems like cameras may need device licenses. And it seems like every single user of client software that is connecting through the network with the vms server software on the windows server, also need a client access license. That is per human user, not per client computer. And if the vms server software use the MS sql server, does every user also need another license for connecting with the sql server?
I have seen vms server software installed on windows client computers. But after reading trough the windows 7 EULA, this seems like the sort of server usage that the license forbids. Are they using special windows versions for this?
Is there maybe some special license to buy, that fixes all these problems? Or does Microsoft not care? Or are all the mom and pop shops buying volume licenses and server licenses to use their vms? Or does the dealer/installer just make a server, put their server software on the thing, and expect the buyer to handle the microsoft licenses?
I am confused about all this stuff, so I hope some of you experienced installers and sellers may have some guidance for me. I would rather not suggest a vms to someone, if this sort of hidden costs may jump up and bite them in the ass after it is installed.