CPU's and Windows 2008 sbs lisences

hello all,

Our Windows sbs 2008 has a lisence pack of 1-4 CPU's with a 5 user CALs.  Can anyone tell me whether the CPU's means cores or processors?
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Coast-ITConnect With a Mentor Commented:
SBS 2008 will support 16 cores.

I know this isn't official, but it's a page of people that have tried it succesfully ;



This page talks about a 4 socket limit


1 quad core in each socket = 16 cores.
TordanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Coast-ITConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The OS only looks at processors, not cores (I believe)
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AmivitConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi resolved,

As Tordan stated, it is indeed processors the license refers to. That can be proved because a processor is a so called "nickname" for a cpu. Besides that, a core is a component inside a cpu - also confirming Tordan's answer.

You can read more about SBS 2008 licensing at: http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/faq.aspx#licensing

Hope this helped out :) Oh and if you are the type of guy/girl who's interested in servers, I just noticed SBS 2008 R2 public beta has been announced. Might wan't to check it out. Goes by the codename Aurora and can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/beta.aspx
resolver1Author Commented:
cheers for your info guys.  I've read through but cant find anything concrete.

if anyone has the answer, please let me know.  a link would be nice.
resolver1Author Commented:
ive spoke to our vendor and he says it is sockets.  

thanks for your information guys.
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