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  • Question

  • I am currently running Windows Server 2012 R2.  My question comes in 2 parts.  

    Can I run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2?  

    If so, will I need an additional license to run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2?

    Monday, February 22, 2016 4:13 PM

Answers

  • I am currently running Windows Server 2012 R2.  My question comes in 2 parts.  

    Can I run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2?  

    Yes

    If so, will I need an additional license to run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2?

    You didn't say what license you have but Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard allows you to host two guest virtual machines.

     

     

     


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

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, February 22, 2016 4:41 PM

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  • I am currently running Windows Server 2012 R2.  My question comes in 2 parts.  

    Can I run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2?  

    Yes

    If so, will I need an additional license to run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2?

    You didn't say what license you have but Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard allows you to host two guest virtual machines.

     

     

     


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

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, February 22, 2016 4:41 PM
  • Hi K.D. Adams,

    Agree with Dave's view.

    On server 2012 R2 standard version you could host two VMs on it.

    In simple words, one license =2cpus =2virtual machines.

    But, if you use server 2012R2 datacenter version, one license = 2cpus= no limits virtual machines.

    The major determinants is how many cpus did you use for this server.

    For example, if you have 4cpus and want to run 8vms on 2012 standard, you need to buy 4 licenses, meanwhile, you only need to buy 2 licenses for 2012 datacenter version. 

    For more information, please refer to link below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/pricing-and-licensing.aspx

    Best regards,


    Andy_Pan

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:17 AM
    Moderator