Win2012R2 DC will allow unlimited Server VMs while Standard only allows 2.Hi everyone. Could you tell me the main benefit of Windows server Datacenter edition (2008 or 2012)? Could I get a license for a dedicated server then install Hyper-V and install many Windows server VMs using the same license?
Licenses it automaticly in hyper-V on the same system.If I order a dedicated server with WS 2012 DC, then how can I install and active WS 2012 DC inside each VM? I never deal with this kind of setup before. If you can give me some info or tutorial link, it will be a great help. Thank you.
This is not legal. You can't sell customers a Windows VM without purchasing the appropriate license through the SPLA.Depends on the duration of usage of that OS. If you are going to use it for your customers, I recommend using the 180 days trial period for windows server, and if he doesn't quit after 6 months, buy the license. In those 6 months the license has full features so no harm on the customers side. I think it is a better deal than to buy an array of licenses.