MS Server Essentials 2012 and Server 2012 License Query
Posted on 2014-12-05
I have been researching some licensing implications for a particular set up and thought I would send it out to all of you on EE to get some thoughts/confirmations.
There will be roughly 15 or so users within this small office and they do not see themselves reaching over 25 people in the next few years. Given this I am looking to implement 1 physical server with 2 virtuals. The below setup is what I am thinking however I need some confirmation on the licensing side of things.
1 x Physical Server (Server Essentials with Hyper V role)
1 x Virtual Server A (Server Essentials 2012 for DC)
1 x Virtual Server B (Server 2012 Standard)
The Virtual Server B will be used for a specific line of business app that seems to run horribly with anything else. This will be set up as a RemoteApp from Virtual Server B to the workstations running Win7Pro.
The licensing I was looking at (excluding office etc) was the below:
1 x Server Essentials License
1 x Server 2012 Standard License
15 x RDS User Cals.
Will the in effect 25 user CALS part of the Essentials license allow the 15 users to access the files stored on Virtual Server B?