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    System Center 2012 Licensing

    Afternoon all,

    I know the SC2012 licence comes in 2 flavours, Standard and Datacenter, depending on how many OSE's on the particular server. 2 for Standard, unlimited for DC and Standard covers 1 processor, DC covers 2, for more procs, stack up the licences. All that is fairly self explanatory.

    (Although the first quote from our reseller the other week included old style SC licenses, with different Server ML, OpsCentr and SCCM lines, muddy waters indeed!!)

    My question is, do I have to buy a licence for every physical windows server we own, or just the ones that run a particular part of SC, such as the DPM servers and the SCCM management server?

    Either isn't a problem, but don't want to over-license, every penny counts(and pays for more toys!).

    We also license some server licences within our EES agreement, so I could roll some of these up with a CIS license, instead of a SC and a server license, hopefully ending up cheaper, if its the former of my two assumptions.

    Thanks for any help in advance,

    James
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    Ok, have been hitting the books, and from what I can work out, Server ML's, be it Standard or DC, are only needed for managed servers, and are not needed on management servers, unless they are managed themselves. BUT as we use the Forefront Endpoint component, the servers that are covered by this become managed, and any servers being backed up by DPM are managed too, so need a license.

    So looks like all my single proc servers, of which there aren't many these days, need the Standard Server ML, and my 3 VM host servers need DC.

    Also not sure the CIS DC license is available under EES anyway, so that idea may be out.

    Anyone back this up?

    Thanks again

    James

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