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    Question Licensing Hyper V 2012 R2 and 2008 guest

    Hi,

    I need help with licensing:

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    Hyper V 2012 R2 Host With 2x guests OS's
    Guest A Windows Server 2008 R2 (Sims Server)
    Guest B Windows Server 2012 R2 (DC, DHCP)

    What is the most efficient way to license this? Do you get any free guest instances with Win Srv 2012 R2 enterprise?
    Don't need any extra features just need to do this the most cheaply.

    Also if I am correct that you get 2 free guests how do you activate the downgraded 2008 instance? I believe with the 2012 guest it will activate automagically as a hyper-v guest.

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    Only two licences now for Server 2012, that's Standard & Enterprise.

    Difference is the number of guests for VM's, standard is 2 where as Enterprise is unlimited.

    So in this case Standard with the two guests would cover you.

    Well that's how I understand it :-)

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    Thanks @clodhopper . Do you know how activation of 2008 guest works?

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    Think you use your Volume Licencing key if you have a EES / Campus agreement.

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    We only have perpetual licenses at the mo!

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    Ah, in that case I'd say you'd need to talk to your software supplier as they should be able to help.

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