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We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.    As I understand it, that give me flexibility to run 4 VM.  

The advise I need is.....   I could really use 2 more virtual servers.     How do I go about adding licensing to the server?

1.   WHERE do I go to buy them?
2.   Ballpark on cost?
3.   Process to add the licenses to server

Just need some assistance to get me pointed in the right direction.
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You cannot buy Windows Server 2008 anymore. You have to choose between Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (unlimited VM licences included) or Standard (2 VM licences included)
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You can't buy it any longer but you can downgrade to it.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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But your downgrade has the VM rights of the version you purchase.

Furthermore, your HOST server CANNOT do anything other than act as host - if it's a file server, DC, DNS, DHCP, print server, or ANY OTHER KIND of server, you lose one of the VMs - it's a 1+4 license not a 5 license.  1 physical for running HYper-V with GUI and tools DIRECTLY required for Hyper-V Management/Maintenance and 4 VMs for running anything.
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by:bankwest
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In my environment, we have the physical server.   Then I am running a VM for our domain controller, 2 terminal servers and 1 WSUS server.

But I am needing to upgrade an older server and would like to do virtual.   So I need more licenses.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You can buy Server 2012 R2 Standard and get the right to run TWO MORE version Windows Server licenses on that system.  You can downgrade those if you want to 2008 R2 but it's easiest to do if you buy a Volume License
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