Virtual Desktop Access (VDA)

Virtual Desktop Access (VDA)

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Table lists client-side licenses that provide rights to run Windows client OS–based virtual desktops in a variety of hosting scenarios.

A Microsoft-hosted service that provides key infrastructure for managing server-based desktops running within VMs hosted on Azure; its use is most commonly covered via Windows Enterprise- and RDS-related user licenses, plus ongoing service fees for the Azure VMs, storage, networks, and other infrastructure that hosts desktops and user data.

A Microsoft-hosted service that provides key infrastructure for managing server-based desktops running within VMs hosted on Azure; its use is covered via Windows Enterprise- and RDS-related user licenses, plus ongoing service fees for the Azure VMs, storage, networks, and other infrastructure that hosts desktops and user data. Renamed, See Azure Virtual Desktop for in-depth entry.

A Per-User subscription that allows an individual user to access Windows Client OSs running within server-hosted virtual desktops, and to install and run Windows Enterprise locally on most Windows-capable client devices.

A Per-Device subscription license allowing a client device to be used by any user to access Windows Client OSs running within server-hosted virtual desktops, and to install and run Windows Enterprise locally on most Windows-capable devices.

Table lists client-side licenses that provide rights to run Windows client OS-based virtual desktops (sometimes called a VDI)) in a variety of hosting scenarios and to make these virtual desktops accessible to users.

A Per-Device or Per-User subscription that licenses access to Windows Client OSs running within server-hosted virtual desktops and in many cases also allows local use of Windows Enterprise on client devices. See VDA for in-depth entry.

A Per-Device or Per-User subscription that licenses access to Windows Client OSs running within server-hosted virtual desktops and in many cases also allows local use of Windows Enterprise on client devices.

A Windows client OS feature, no longer under development, that enables running Windows Enterprise from portable media such as USB storage drives; licensed via Windows Enterprise and VDA (Virtual Desktop Access) licenses.