[itdiscuss] VMware Licensing
kevinb at highergroundtech.com
Mon Apr 21 10:33:26 EDT 2008
If you are running VMWare, then each guest must have a separately licensed copy of Windows. If you use MS Virtual Server and run it on the Enterprise OS, then you can install up to 4 Windows guests without purchasing additional licensing.
From: discuss-bounces at itdiscuss.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at itdiscuss.org] On Behalf Of Matt Finn
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 9:30 AM
To: discuss at itdiscuss.org
Subject: [itdiscuss] VMware Licensing
I am looking into the possible use of Virtual Software for increasing the number of servers. We have a fairly robust server now and are not using it to its potential however, I like the availability that the virtualization of the server affords me without an increase in foot print. (Small IT Closet)
My question is about licensing, If I install Linux Ubuntu server and the free version of VMware, then install my licensed copy of Windows Server 2003 Standard, can I install it multiple times on that one machine within that license or for each installation on one physical machine do I need seperate licenses. Trying to read through microsofts volumns of paperwork regarding licensing only brings on a migrane.
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