I am purchasing a new server in addition to upgrading my old servers. I do not want to go 2008 yet as I am scared. My reseller is telling me that I can purchase all 2008 version licenses but install 2003 versions and that is ok. Then later I can upgrade to 2008 and will already own everything. Is this correct? Will I have to go to eopen site and get 2003 licenses downgrades for all the products?
I am talking about the following licenses:
Windows server 2008 std 32 bit
Windows server 2008 std 64 bit
Windows server CAL 2008
Windows Terminal Server CAL 2008
Windows Server External Connector 2008
Would this also apply to SQL Svr STD 2008 when it comes out? We were going to buy 2005 now but it looks like 2008 is supposed to be out in August. I would still want to use 2005 for a while but if I can wait two months to buy and end up being able to upgrade to 2008 for free later, i might be willing to wait.