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  • Dear all,

    Currently in our organisation, we would like to run 24/7 testing procedure on a new software, for the next few months.

    Because we'd like to be sure that a power surge will not interrupt our testing procedures, we decided to run this software on our 2012 Server Standard (backed up with enough computing power and UPS).

    However in order to keep the environment clean, our goal is to install Windows XP on top of VM.

    As a VM hosting software, we've opted for Oracle VirtualBox.

    We've a license for Windows XP Pro Retai. The VM installation will be headless.

    Should we acquire additional licensing for our Server? As far as I know, it is not necessary. However I want to be 100% sure.

    Thank you.

    Greetings,

    Velin Kolev

    Monday, August 29, 2016 8:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Since it is a license question,you could contact Microsoft licensing team for further assistant. In the United States and Canada, you may call the licensing team directly at 1-800-426-9400.

    Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/worldwide.aspx to find contact information in their locations.

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    Cartman

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    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:16 AM

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  • What is meant by additional licensing? Not sure why you're asking in the windows server technical preview forum but what you described from a windows perspective would only require the XP desktop guest license (plus the 2012 server standard license).

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Monday, August 29, 2016 11:14 PM
  • Hi,

    Since it is a license question,you could contact Microsoft licensing team for further assistant. In the United States and Canada, you may call the licensing team directly at 1-800-426-9400.

    Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/worldwide.aspx to find contact information in their locations.

    ________________________________________

    Best Regards,

    Cartman

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:16 AM