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    Windows Server Virtual Licences

    I remember noticing a while ago that Win 2K8/R2 comes with a physical and a virtual license in one. Thus allowing you to have a vitual and physical machine. Is this correct? If so my question is do these have to be on the same server?

    For example, Can I have my physical Win 2K8R2 server then use the virtual licence so set up a Virtual test network on a different machine?

    You know as I actually write this I'm suspecting the answer is "no" as it would lead to a 2 for 1 situation and that it's intended to be you install Server on a physical device, then install your virtualization product of choice on and then install the servers on that machine. But I thought I'd still ask the question.

    I was trying to avoid buying another licence in order to have a test network but if I have to I have to (yes I could use the Eval but then I'd have to set everything up every half year)

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    They have to be on the same physical server and there are additional restrictions when moving licenses around between physical and/or virtual servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    there are additional restrictions when moving licenses around between physical and/or virtual servers.
    Could you expand on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    They have to be on the same physical server and there are additional restrictions when moving licenses around between physical and/or virtual servers.
    Thought that might be the case. Oh well, worth a shot. I'll have to hope I have some change lying around at the end of the year to buy a spare licence then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    Thought that might be the case. Oh well, worth a shot. I'll have to hope I have some change lying around at the end of the year to buy a spare licence then.
    I believe Microsoft let you download 180 day trials of Sever2k8.

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    See: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/a...ng-briefs.aspx

    Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments

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