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  • Question

  • dear team,

    we need to know whether wsus server license is required for window server 2012 r2 std edition.

    Regards,

    Support

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 6:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    WSUS is a feature of Windows Server. So yes, if you wish to run a WSUS instance, you have to properly license the Windows Server instance it will be running on. Apart from that, no further server licensing is required.

    In a virtualized environment that should have been already taken care of by host licensing.

    Of course you also need to properly license the device access to that WSUS instance. For every device you point to it for updates there has to be a valid CAL assigned to either the device itself (device CAL) or its primary user (user CAL).


    Evgenij Smirnov

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    Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    WSUS is a feature of Windows Server. So yes, if you wish to run a WSUS instance, you have to properly license the Windows Server instance it will be running on. Apart from that, no further server licensing is required.

    In a virtualized environment that should have been already taken care of by host licensing.

    Of course you also need to properly license the device access to that WSUS instance. For every device you point to it for updates there has to be a valid CAL assigned to either the device itself (device CAL) or its primary user (user CAL).


    Evgenij Smirnov

    msg services ag, Berlin -> http://www.msg-services.de
    my personal blog (mostly German) -> http://it-pro-berlin.de
    Windows Server User Group, Berlin -> http://www.winsvr-berlin.de
    Mark Minasi Technical Forum, reloaded -> http://newforum.minasi.com

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:05 AM
  • Dear,

    Thanks for the information.

    We are planning for WSUS Server in Virtualization (VMware) and we have SQL Server Enterprise License also for the database.

    is there any other license is required for WSUS.

    We have nearly about 300 computer including 20 Servers.

    Regards,

    Support

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:52 AM
  • if you have Windows Server licenses to support another server instance and CALs to support the existing client access, then no, you're all set.

    Evgenij Smirnov

    msg services ag, Berlin -> http://www.msg-services.de
    my personal blog (mostly German) -> http://it-pro-berlin.de
    Windows Server User Group, Berlin -> http://www.winsvr-berlin.de
    Mark Minasi Technical Forum, reloaded -> http://newforum.minasi.com

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:12 PM
  • Dear ,

    Thank you for the support. everything cleared.

    Regards,

    Support

    Monday, August 1, 2016 5:28 AM