Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2010
One computer, multiple users.
Provides more teachers and students with access to technology.
Multiple users simultaneously share one computer,
reducing total cost of ownership: hardware, maintenance,
and energy costs.
Gives teachers and students the familiar Windows
experience, enabling them to focus on teaching and
learning the curriculum.
Empowered Educators. Engaged Students.
Student success is your top priority, so you need to make
learning more motivating, relevant, collaborative, and engaging
for today’s students and their varied learning styles. Windows
MultiPoint Server 2010 is a cost-effective solution that was
designed to help you accomplish your goal.
Top 10 Things You Can Do
with Windows MultiPoint Server 2010
- Give each student a personal computing
With Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, students feel as though they have
their own personal computers instead of sharing a computer. User
stations use the host computers processing capabilities, but provide a
stand-alone computer experience.
- Provide an account to every student.
You can easily create an account for each student. And students can set
their own favorites in Windows Internet Explorer, customize their
desktops, customize the Start menu, save and access their individual
settings, and work on any user station
- Easily manage student accounts.
The intuitive MultiPoint Manager interface makes it simple to manage
student accounts. You can easily create or delete an account or change a
password from one convenient location. Or set up generic or
class-specific accounts instead of setting up individual student
- Easily share files, videos, and more
with and between groups of students.
When you drag and drop content from your Documents Library to Public
Documents, the content automatically appears in all other users Document
Libraries, so students can share information and collaborate on projects.
You can even share entire folders.
- Create private folders for students to
save their private data.
Some folders should be public so everyone can access them—but some
should be private. With Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, students can
save files in their own private folders where only the student and
teacher can access them.
- Watch videos or listen to music and
podcasts without disturbing everyone else.
Plug in a headset or microphone at each station and enable students to
enjoy a multimedia experience without disrupting other peoples work.
- Install an application once and see it
appear automatically on all user stations.
Whether you use Microsoft Office or compatible educational applications,
Windows MultiPoint Server makes it simple to install software. Just
install your program once on the host computer, and it is ready to use
on each user station.*
- Pause your work with the Disconnect
feature, saving teacher and student time.
With the Disconnect feature, students can save their working sessions
without logging off, but free up the user station for others. If a
student needs to leave a user station in the middle of a project, she
simply disconnects. When she reconnects—at any station—later, her
desktop appears just the way she left it. And teachers can use the host
computer to disconnect students who have forgotten.
- Easily monitor the system.
With the MultiPoint Manager interface, you can monitor and manage user
stations easily. See how many stations are being used, which student is
using which system, and whether hardware is connected properly.
- Get updates and patches through
Microsoft Windows Update.
You can get automatic access to updates and patches through Microsoft
Windows Update and rest assured that your systems are up to date.
Support is available from Microsoft or from our authorized partners—and
you can get remote assistance for additional help.
* Applications do not come
preinstalled with Windows MultiPoint Server 2010. You will have to check
with individual software manufacturers to ensure proper licensing in a
shared computing environment.
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Product Benefits
Help schools reduce upfront and ongoing operational
- Improve student access to computers and reduce
- Increase the number of students who can access
- Reduce your initial hardware costs because you
only need to buy one host computer that multiple students can use at
the same time.
- Reduce your maintenance costs because you only
need to service and support one computer.
- Reduce power consumption and associated energy
costs to help your bottom line—and the environment.
Help students increase collaboration and computing
- Work on their own projects independently at
their own pace or collaborate with others on class projects.
- Experience many of the Windows features,
including the Windows desktop, Internet Explorer, Windows Media
Player, Windows Search, and Jump Lists.
- Run productivity applications, such as
Microsoft Office and educational applications.
- Store data in public, shared folders, or use a
USB drive to keep personal files.
Teachers are freed to spend more time teaching, not
- Manage only one computer instead of many.
- Set up and manage the entire solution easily by
using built-in features such as:
- Simple, out-of-the-box setup and configuration.
- A simple user interface to set up each student
station; manage student sessions; and, create, modify,
and delete student accounts.
- Gain peace of mind with support from
Microsoft-authorized partners or directly from Microsoft.
- Install updates and patches automatically or
selectively to help increase security and reliability.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Windows MultiPoint Server 2010?
- Windows MultiPoint Server 2010
allows multiple users to share one computer at the same time. It is
a cost-effective solution that provides more teachers and students
with access to technology.
With Windows MultiPoint Server 2010,
students get the valuable 21st-century skills that are developed
only by directly engaging with a computer. MultiPoint Server 2010 is
easy for teachers to set up and use, and it gives teachers and
students a familiar Windows experience.
What are some of the main features of Windows MultiPoint Server 2010?
- MultiPoint Server 2010
- Enables the creation of multiple stations—simply connect a
monitor, keyboard, and a mouse directly to the host computer.
- Provides an individual Windows desktop with a Windows 7
experience at each station.
- Gives the teacher a friendly interface, MultiPoint Manager,
to easily manage desktops, student accounts, and student
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 is a new Windows
product that allows multiple users to simultaneously share one computer. Ideal
for educational institutions that want to provide more teachers and students
with access to technology, MultiPoint Server helps to:|
- Lower up-front hardware acquisition and
ongoing operational costs.
- Reduce power consumption.
- Reduce IT management complexity.
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Licensing
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 License
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Client License and Windows Server 2008 R2 CAL
MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic
License software and acquire hardware separately
Best for Academic institutions who purchased Microsoft software
through Microsoft volume licensing programs, connected to a
Volume Licensing Academic
Windows MultiPoint Server Academic
license (On the host computer)
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 CAL and Windows Server 2008 CAL
(For each station and for host computer, if used as a station)
Domain Join Supported
Number of Simultaneously Connected Stations: No licensing limit1
number of connected stations should be based on host computer
hardware capacity (CPU, memory, etc.), station hardware
configuration (PCI-E or USB), and usage workloads.
2Actual number of connected stations should be based
on host computer hardware capacity (CPU, memory, and so on),
station hardware configuration (PCI-E or USB), and usage
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic server license is required for
each running instance of the server software.
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic (Academic Volume Licensing)
Licensing Model: Multiple simultaneous users may access one license of
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic as long as every accessing
device or user (including the host computer if used as a station) has a
Windows MultiPoint Server CAL and a Windows Server CAL.
MultiPoint Server 2010 Client License and Windows Server 2008 R2 Client
In addition to the server license:
- For Windows MultiPoint Server 2010
Academic: A Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 CAL and a Windows Server
2008 CAL are required whenever a device or user is connecting to a
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic operating system. If the
host computer is also used as a station, both CALs are also
Both device and user variants of the
Windows MultiPoint 2010 Server CAL are available to allow customers to
optimize their CAL purchase decisions based on their individual needs.
Windows Server 2008 CAL rights may be obtained with the Core CAL Suite
(with active Software Assurance coverage on February 1, 2008, or later),
or the Enterprise CAL Suite (with active Software Assurance coverage on
February 1, 2008, or later).
Software Assurance Program
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic
is available through the Microsoft Software Assurance Program. Microsoft Volume Licensing
Software Assurance, a maintenance offer that can be purchased for a
specific period of time, helps your organization get the most from
Microsoft software through a broad range of benefits, including product
version upgrades, product support, partner services, training, and IT
tools to help you deploy, manage, and migrate software. Windows
MultiPoint Server 2010 Academic is available with SA. We recommend that
you purchase Software Assurance for your servers and CALs.