Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Microsoft Licensing Briefs

One area we always seem to need to brush up on is Microsoft Licensing.

A site that has the necessary documentation:

The site:


We are looking to find out whether a client of ours can install Windows Server 2008 x64 Server Core with the Hyper-V role enabled and virtualize a Windows Server 2003 Standard server using the 1+1 virtualization rights plus downgrade ability with Open Licensing.

This is the site we were pointed to with the specific document:

Pages 24-25 explain the Server Standard 1+1 and Enterprise 1+4 licensing guidelines quite well.

So, the answer is yes we can run Server 2003 Standard with their Open Licensing server license.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac! (previous blog post)

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