Case in point … How do you license virtual desktops for Windows? To be fair, datacenter starts to make more financial sense after about 10 vm's. We do the same for disaster management. One will be for remote users to log into so they can run a few client applications. I know this seems like a dead-horse, but I am uncomfortable leaving things open to interpretation based on the endless forums of speculation. Just make sure to license the correct number of processors. However confirmed in the document you linked: Each license of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter covers up to two physical processors on a single server. As markdotson has suggested, Data Centre would be extremely overkill for this particular set up.
More on Microsoft virtual licensing To hell with : Windows licensing everyone loves to hate In 2011, will Microsoft too? The 'legal' answer to this is that you need a license for each installation that is running. There are no plans for massive expansion any time soon. Many thanks for your nice support and explanation. This document, tells you all you need to know about licensing with Software Assurance and on Virtual Machines. Your reseller should be able to confirm that either way.
Be assured that you may not use 8. They will not constantly use the Virtual machine, it is just a very convenient way of them accessing all the applications for this company. This license allows you to install only one copy of the software for use on one computer, whether that computer is physical or virtual. I know you were more after licensing info but I hope this helps. Its a license thing, not an activation thing.
Effectively you can use the copy of Windows on the host or the guest machine, but not both at the same time, otherwise both copies need to be individually licenced. When used in a virtualized environment, content protected by digital rights management technology, BitLocker or any full volume disk drive encryption technology may not be as secure as protected content not in a virtualized environment. Please note that this is for remote desktop sessions only. The licenses refer to installation, not running. I should have better read your article and be aware of the fact your scenario is based on the Microsoft Hyper-V Free Server 2012. For example, if user has a desktop running Windows 7 in his cubicle, he can freely access that computer from any other computer or device. Instead of using the software directly on the licensed computer, you may install and use the software within only one virtual or otherwise emulated hardware system on the licensed computer.
Next time just cut to the chase and tell us what application you want to test. Now my question is , how will Hyper V help in this? Could you help to double confirm? It is pretty clear there are no running guests on the second host. I would also assume that the application could also be hosted from a server running Remote Desktop Services too. Microsoft reserves the right to change the price from year to year. Instead of using the software directly on the licensed computer, you may install and use the software within only one virtual or otherwise emulated hardware system on the licensed computer.
Or better yet, call in some experts. I will need to license a couple of virtual machines for a small company I provide support for. If you install Seven on a virtual machine using non-activated key, it should logically work. In other articles about Microsoft fail-over clustering found across Internet I read I would always need a proper Microsoft Windows license for every particular physical host being a member in a cluster. You are going to have to pay Microsoft for this subscription on a regular basis.
I have been advised that you can use oem licenses instead provided you buy the oem licenses with the server. Mirazon has years of experience dealing with Microsoft licensing. Hello, you would definitely need a different license to keep the operating system in a virtual machine. Since then, I have been writing regular blogs and contributing what I can to the Hyper-V community through forum participation and free scripts. Thanks again for your help.
Try as he might, pushing never gets the chair up onto the carpet. If the physical server running the virtual machines should fail, the cluster service will bring all of the virtual machines up automatically. Running a Virtual Machine Image. If it is not, or if it is running a different operating system, then there is no cause for concern. Therefore, you cannot split them across different pieces of hardware. Can I contact Microsoft to get consent in writing to avoid future litigation? Please consider that the easiest build process for the situation would involve the creation of one virtual machine with Windows 7 installed normally, then that machine would become a template from which other Virtual Instances would be cloned. This will force re-activation and then as per the first answer here, it will not likely work.
Even if skipping over them might normally be appropriate, these details are fairly important in a legal question. You should comply with all domestic and international laws that apply to such protected content. . This use right allows running the software in up to four local virtual machines. Please do login to Showbox application with the help of Ymail. The other is for management applications anti-virus consoles, firewall console etc. That however, does not rule out the possibility both option A and B are allowed simultaneously.
Microsoft details licensing in its document, which is clear as mud for most people. Microsoft Windows Client Virtualization Rights Microsoft does not offer a comparable program for desktop operating systems such as Windows 7. Cookie-Monster wrote: Windows 7: I will definitely need a full Remote Desktop for the client applications. Ok, it appears that still the only way to guarantee it will work and be legal is to use the Retail version. Or at least this is how I understand it. Please correct me if I am wrong! All other types of licenses retail, volume, academic, etc. Windows 7: I will definitely need a full Remote Desktop for the client applications.