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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Licensing

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I have 2 Enterprise license one host is running hyper v and another server running as backup domain controller only on physical hardware.
So as I have 2 Enterprise license am I allowed to run 7 vm on the hyper  v host or must I have 2 hyper v host with 4 vm each.
Please advice.
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OEM licencing ? OPEN / SELECT licencing?

you should consider to read this  :

http://searchitchannel.techtarget.com/feature/Windows-Server-2008-R2-editions-and-Hyper-V-licensing-FAQ
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The rights to run the four instances are assigned to the licensed server, and all the instances can run only on the licensed server. You may not move your rights to run an additional two instances to another server. However, if you have another server that is licensed for Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Datacenter, you may move the two workloads to that server and run them on that server provided that by running the additional instances you do not exceed the licensed capacity of the new server (one with Windows Server Standard, four with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, and unlimited with Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter)."
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thanks ingetic
So basically if I have 2 enterprise license on installed on hyper v host another just to have 4 vm.
So I may run 8 vm on the host and can I run standard and enterprise vm please advice
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