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Autocad 2014 on terminal server or... what do you suggest

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Autocad 2014 on terminal server or... what do you suggest

Hi all, first time here,

I would like to setup a windows 2012 standard server with 4 licences of autocad 2014 and all the drawings will be saved into that server,

I would like the users to access their licences of autocad and drawings from terminal services on their pc.

so there is nothing on their pc except the remote desktop software.

I saw that remote desktop is not a recommended setup for autodesk licensing... Citrix seem's the way to go...


What do I need to get to be legal with this architecture?

Do I need to purchase TS CALs?

What is the procedure to install?


the sever is running on 2 physical xeon processors and 32 G RAM with raid 10 drives...

the workstations all have superior and autodesk requirement video cards...


my other concern is the video card in the server, it is a matrox g200... is that an issue?

Message 2 of 8
in reply to: Anonymous

"Citrix seem's the way to go..."
You answered your own question friend: is there something else you wanted to know? This document from last year may help
Message 3 of 8
in reply to: pendean

AutoCAD 2013 and other AutoCAD 2013 based Citrix Ready verticals:
 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2003.
 Citrix system with XenApp® 6.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.
 Citrix system with XenApp® 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
 Microsoft® Active Directory.
 Dedicated Autodesk license server for session-specific licenses.
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (or later).
 Client computers should be bound to the network domain. Each client computer
should install either the full or web online client plug-in.
 Users should use their domain logins to access both the Citrix web console and
the LAN.


I dont need CALs for terminal server and dont need network licensing server... correct?

Is active derectory a must... I have only 4 users... workgroup maybe?


what about my last question for the server video card...

Message 4 of 8
in reply to: Anonymous

yes you need to buy network licenses of the autodesk products

i can't say about the graphics card or the CAL license


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Message 5 of 8
in reply to: Anonymous

anybody with experience on this setup know the answer?

Message 6 of 8
in reply to: Anonymous

:Posting here may be what you need to do:
Message 7 of 8
in reply to: Anonymous

can you transfer it for me?


Message 8 of 8
in reply to: Anonymous

The certified card list can be found here:


Sharing a video card for TS is not really going to get you very good results.

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