srinivas reddy
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server 2oo8 r2 microsoft key clarification

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I had  dell power edge r 710  with Windows 2008 Server with CALs  pls let us know which key has to be used to install the clients.

virtual key or physical key pls clarify.

 

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srinivas

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Re: server 2oo8 r2 microsoft key clarification

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Good morning Srinivas,

If I understand your question,  under Windows 2008, Microsoft has removed the CAL restrictions and is now on the honor system.  You only have to have the licenses on file.    

If you are asking about virtual clients, you have one physical key and one virtual key.  For additional virtual clients, you will purchase those keys.

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Geoff P
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Re: server 2oo8 r2 microsoft key clarification

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Good morning Srinivas,

If I understand your question,  under Windows 2008, Microsoft has removed the CAL restrictions and is now on the honor system.  You only have to have the licenses on file.    

If you are asking about virtual clients, you have one physical key and one virtual key.  For additional virtual clients, you will purchase those keys.

Regards,

Geoff P
Dell | Social Outreach Services - Enterprise


Download the Dell Quick Resource Locator app today to access PowerEdge support content on your mobile device!
(iOS, Android, Windows)

theflash1932
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Re: server 2oo8 r2 microsoft key clarification

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I'm not sure if we understand your question ... what version of 2008 R2 do you have?  That will ultimately decide what you can and cannot do with your virtual and physical keys.

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