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Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Robbb_uk, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Robbb_uk

    Robbb_uk Bit Poster

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    do you need a separate license for each client/server? could get expensive...
     
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  2. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    I believe that it depends on what setup you have. Its possible, i believe, to purchase a support contract with microsoft which means you dont have to have a separate license for every machine but its pretty damn expensive, only worth buying if you have LOTS of machines. For normal people with one or two machines, yes, you do need to have a license for every single instance of the OS you have running (that includes multiple versions of windows on a single machine).

    Hope that Helps
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  3. eyeball

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    Also, if you have an OEM version of the OS on one machine (ie a COA sticker with the product key on the box!) then this cannot be used on any other machine.

    If you are only using for short periods of time then how about trial software, free from MS (normally 180 days for server and 120 days for everything else)
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    MS Licensing IS expensive! Thats why so many people are switching to Linux! 8)
     
  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Yes, when you think the paid for Distro's are unlimited for the user who buys them. :biggrin
    3 XP PC's in the house equals three keys! :blink
     
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