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2 x MS Server 2012 STD license on one host, how to activate?

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I will install 2x "MS Server 2012 Standard" license on one host in order to host 4 VMs.

To my understand, I can install MS Server 2012 Standard on the host and activate it easily. My question is how can I "add and activate" the second license of MS Server 2012 Standard on the same host?

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by:Cliff Galiher
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You don't. Just make sure to use the second license activation key on the second set of VMs.
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A bit confused. So I assumed that when I enable the third VM on the host, I will be asked for the second license key?
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Every VM will ask for a key, whether it is the first VM or the 10th. The 1+2 licensing that standard allows just means you can legally use the key for thenhost and 2 VMs. It does not automate the guests' activation. Automated guest activation is a feature unique to the datacenter edition.
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Thank you very much!!
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