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Microsoft Licence Program Select Plus Academic (EDU) - Windows Server Datacenter

Microsoft Licence Program Select Plus Academic (EDU) - Windows Server Datacenter

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Built from the Cloud up
The latest version of the Windows Server operating system offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware infrastructure that is optimized for the cloud.

Please follow these rules for licensing Windows Server:

Rule No.1: Each physical processor is valued with at least eight cores.

Rule No.2: Each physical server is valued with at least 16 cores.

Rule No.3: All physical and active cores must be licensed considering rules No.1 and No.2 so a Standard Server owns two VM-rights and a Datacenter Server unlimited VM-rights.

Rule No.4: To receive two more VM-rights for the Standard Edition all physical active cores must be licensed again.

A server with 4 CPUs with each 4 cores requires a license for 32 cores.

Here you may find the licensing factsheet (German PDF).

To run Windows Server versions 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, 20H2 an active Software Assurance is required.

The specification Core refers to the license model and the existing processor cores. The installation can be done with or without GUI.


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Software Assurance:

Software Assurance is not bound to a special version. You have the right, during the term of validity of your Microsoft Select contract, to use the respective latest version. That means you cannot only gain the latest version by buying Software Asurance but any other which will be available within your term of contract.
The prices for Software Assurance refer always to the remaining term of your Microsoft Select contract.

Please note that Software Assurance may only be purchased retroactively for licenses without Software Assurance for 30 days after the purchase of the license. After the 30 days are over, this is no longer possible. Software Assurance has a duration of 25 to 36 months, depending on the effective date of your contract. For more detailed information, please contact us. You can also use Software Assurance to renew an expiring Software Assurance. Please note that a renewal can be purchased at the earliest one month before expiration and at the latest one month after expiration. If your Software Assurance has expired for more than thirty days, you will need to purchase new licenses if new versions or Software Assurance is required.



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Download products are free of shipping costs.
Software downloads are solely available for online orders.
In case a download product is ordered offline, only a licence key will be provided and/or a license will be activated. Additionally, a CD/DVD can be ordered.