Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:12 AM
My first 2012 server install.I wan to utilize Hyper-V and I have 2 VM licenses that come with the 2012 standard license.
My question: Once I create my VMs, can I use the win2012 media to install the OS on the VMs? I hope I don't need to buy additional Win2012 server licenses for that...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:08 AM
You can install Server 2012(or prior Server versions) on 2 Virtual Machines legally, but be aware its also only licensed for 2 CPUs. If you have 4 CPU's you want to actively use in those VM's then you'll need another license.
I would suggest viewing the licensing model in the PDF below for more details.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:38 AMThanks!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:03 AMModerator
I agree with Chris, one Windows Server 2012 Standard License can cover 2 VOSEs in a single physical host with up to two physical processors installed. It is to say that you can get the rights to install Windows Server 2012 Standard (or previous versions) in 2 VMs on this host. Also, please note that you may able to activate the guest Windows Server 2012 standard machines with the same product key, however, we do not guarantee this, it all depends on the type of your product key.
In addition, as we have limited resources about licensing questions, it is recommended to contact your OEM, reseller or Microsoft Licensing specialist directly for further assistance.
Hope this helps.
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- Proposed As Answer by Jeremy_WuMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:24 AM