Solved

Licensing question re Windows 2012 Essentials

Posted on 2016-10-20
2
46 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-21
I am having difficulty understanding the licensing restrictions regarding VMs on Windows 2012 Essentials.  I need two servers, one to function solely as a domain controller and one to run a SQL server application and share files.  The licensing info I read indicates that Essentials can be installed with the HyperV role and can support one virtual machine.  Could the HyperV host function as my domain controller with the single VM functioning as my SQL server?  Or do I need to use Windows 2012 Standard and set up two VMs?
0
Comment
Question by:jspaziano
2 Comments
 
LVL 118

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 41852277
Could the HyperV host function as my domain controller with the single VM functioning as my SQL server?

You would be in  breach of the licensing conditions, which allows you only to add the Hyper-V Role to the host, and then add a single VM, which could have those roles. You are not allowed to add any other roles to the Host, other than Hyper-V, so Domain Controller and SQL roles are not allowed.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sbs/2013/09/03/understanding-licensing-for-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-and-the-windows-server-essentials-experience-role/

You would be better using Standard, which entitles you to two VMs.
1
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:jspaziano
ID: 41853797
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

#Citrix #XenApp #Citrix Scout #Citrix Insight Services #Microsoft VMMAP #Microsoft ADEXPLORE #Microsoft RAMMAP #Microsoft TCPVIEW #Microsoft AUTORUNS #Microsoft PROCESS EXPLORER #Microsoft PROCESS MONITOR
It Is not possible to enable LLDP in vSwitch(at least is not supported by VMware), so in this article we will enable this, and also go trough how to enabled CDP and how to get this information in vSwitches and also in vDS.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

911 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now