Solved

windows server 2012 spla license

Posted on 2013-01-16
3
1,833 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-20
0
Comment
Question by:john80988
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
CSIPComputing earned 500 total points
ID: 38782433
From my understanding and research, you still need 2 SPLA licences if you are planning to licence per processor.  This is because it gives you unlimited client connectivity (i.e. you're not paying for a CAL as well).

Alternatively, if you licence per user, you don't need a per processor licence.  See this extract from the Microsoft Partner Program guide to Service Provider Licence Agreement.

The following are the licensing models:
Per Subscriber: A Subscriber Access License (SAL) is required for each unique individual user or device that is authorized to access or otherwise use the licensed products. When using the SAL option, a separate Server License is not needed. Examples of products licensed with a SAL are the Windows Server operating system, Microsoft SQL Server database software, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Dynamics® business software (CRM).
Per Processor: Each Processor License allows an unlimited number of users to access the product that is installed on that processor for products licensed through a per-processor model. Examples of products licensed through a per-processor model are Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:CSIPComputing
ID: 38782439
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:CSIPComputing
ID: 38782449
And here's the definitive from another Microsoft document:

(excuse the formatting)

Windows Server 2012 Standard
The license terms that apply to your use of this product are the Universal License Terms, the General License Terms for this Licensing Model and the product-specific license terms below.
License Mobility Within Server Farms: No      See Applicable Notice: Potentially Unwanted Software, MPEG-4, VC-1 (see Appendix 2)

Client/Additional Software: Yes (see Appendix 1)

Additional Terms:
NUMBER OF LICENSES REQUIRED
The total number of software licenses required for a server equals the sum of the software licenses required under i) and ii) below.
i) You need one software license for each physical processor on a server, which permits you to run on that server, at any one time:
•      one instance of the server software in one physical operating system environment (or OSE) , and
•      one instance of the server software in a virtual operating system environment (or OSE).
If you run an instance in the virtual operating system environment (or OSE), the instance of the server software running in the physical operating system environment (or OSE) may be used only to:
•      run hardware virtualization software, or
•      provide hardware virtualization services, or
•      run software to manage and service operating system environments (or OSEs) on the licensed server.
ii) You need an additional software license for each physical processor on the server to run an additional instance of the server software in virtual operating system environments (or OSEs).
iii) You may run on the licensed server an instance of Web, Standard, Enterprise (the same or any earlier version) or earlier versions of Datacenter in place of Standard in any operating system environment (or OSE).
0

Featured Post

Free Webinar: AWS Backup & DR

Join our upcoming webinar with experts from AWS, CloudBerry Lab, and the Town of Edgartown IT to discuss best practices for simplifying online backup management and cutting costs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question