Shouldn't this be posted in the new Windows Server 2012 forum?
Also, fewer Windows editions = good. :)
Nice to see the death of Windows SBS!!!! By the looks of it they are pushing them to 365/google Apps/Alternative such as Zimbra << I'm hoping!
EDIT:So does that mean with a Standard License you get to use it on a dual socket CPU? or is it done on the cores i.e if you have a dual 6 core xeon (12 cores) you need 6 licenses?Quote:
Each license covers 2 CPUs
As per usual, clear as mud. Microsoft will never learn...
I wish they'd do away with CALs and just integrate the CAL license into Windows Pro or Enterprise itself. After all, these are the only editions you can connect to a domain.
As for cores, in a number of years we'll easily have 32 core or 64 core CPUs, so Microsoft just need to license it per physical CPU rather than core, otherwise it'll get complicated.
The FAQ has more detailed info...
Windows Server 2012 Licensing & Pricing FAQ (PDF)
Hey Hey Hey nothing wrong with SBS it fills a very specific need, for example my local Age UK branch, I've just upgraded them from SBS 2003 to the latest SBS and its great, one box doing everything well and as a charity for peanuts cost as well. You just have to know how to poke / attack it to get the best from it and know when to stop poking and if your poking too hard.
I totally agree. This time they pooched the GUI interface that which I don't like based on the online screen shots. eg start menu and desktop. I tell you that my dad still hasn't got use to the Windows 7 GUI as he been using XP for a long time. Microsoft keep changing stuff. Their is a saying "If it ain't broken don't fix it" <- That is true in my professional opinion.
Oh thank god for the demise of SBS. I remember installing a "Flavor" (cant remember which) of that about 5-6 years ago. It's fine as long as you dont want to make it attualy do anything :).
This is why i praise my school's agreement. "Licence Headache = removed". That is as long as i can count :D
SBS has been helpful to some of my work mates here... Though I wonder what exactly MS is deciding...