Windows licencing on vmware
Posted on 2009-12-24
Were starting to sell vmware solutions and are confused with licencing -especially in regards to windows and windows server products.
We tested moving our windows small business server 2003 to a vm and it immediately deactivated and asked for us to activate - in a dr situation does this mean that if your dr strategy involves moving a server or an acronis image for example to a vm will it activate or be licenced?
Also if we sold a vm solution and built the server on a vm esxi will this easily transfer / mount / work ok on a new vm esxi host or will we have activation issues
has anbody found any good articles or have some insight or tried it - any help, ideas, comments, article links would be great