October 15, 2021 | Leave a comment

8. SCOPE OF THE LICENSE. The software is licensed, not sold. This Agreement only gives you certain rights to use the Software. Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless other rights are granted to you by applicable law despite this limitation, you may only use the Software to the extent expressly permitted in this Agreement. In doing so, you must comply with all technical limitations of the software that allow you to use it only in certain ways. For more information, see (aka.ms/userights). You cannot: Four-processor server. The cost of licensing a four-processor server for more than two Standard Edition Concurrent Virtual Machines is at least doubled. In the old model, a four-processor server requires two Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition licenses to cover four physical processors and four simultaneous virtual machines.

For a description of the new features in Windows Server 2016 available exclusively for Datacenter Edition, see the “Storage Extensions” and “Software-Defined Networking” chapters in the September 2016 research report, “Windows Server 2016 Evaluation Guide.” With Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, the standard and data center are essentially identical; the only significant difference is the usage rights related to virtualization. A Datacenter Edition licensed server can be used by an organization to simultaneously run as many Windows Server virtual machines (virtual machines) as the server hardware can handle. . . .

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