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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 comes with the availability of two primary editions – Standard and Datacenter. The versions are identical from a technical perspective with the only difference being virtualization rules. Both primary editions can only be licensed in

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The limitations of License Mobility

Microsoft’s Product Use Rights state very clearly that you may not reassign licenses on a short-term basis (within 90 days of the last assignment). However, licenses can be reassigned sooner if the licensed device or server is retired due to

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What is License Mobility – Microsoft’s “reassignment rule”

License Mobility refers to the ability to move virtual instances from host to host and between server farms without the constraints of Microsoft’s license reassignment rule. Microsoft restricts reassigning a license from one server to another or from one device

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SQL Server Virtualization

In addition to Per Core licensing, replacing Per Processor licensing, SQL Server 2012 also introduced new virtualization rights. For SQL Server Standard Edition, the only method of licensing virtual machines is by licensing each individual virtual core (up to the

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