Server 2008 R2: Can I used a DataCenter License on a Standard Edition Server?
Posted on 2010-09-13
I have a VMware environment with three physical servers each with 2 procs. Most of my virtual machines are running Server 2008 R2 Standard with the license and i have several vm's running without licenses. I'm not using licensing because i'm trying to get approval to buy Data Center edition before the license expires and thus stop wasting money on Standard Edition licensing.
My question is, can i use the DataCenter edition license key on my Standard Edition virtual servers? Or will have i have rebuild all my VM's using DataCenter Edition? Of course I'm buying a dual proc license for each of my physical hosts.