Untangling Windows Server Licensing Issues
May 14, 2008
Why Read This Report
Windows Server 2008, formerly code-named Longhorn, is finally out in the wild. The new version delivers enhancements in virtualization, manageability, and security that will entice firms to the new edition — but Microsoft's server virtualization solution, Hyper-V (code-named Viridian), is undoubtedly the most important enhancement. Windows Server 2008 retains a similar licensing structure to Windows Server 2003, but trends in virtualization and consolidation will have a significant impact on which licenses you purchase.
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Table of Contents
- 1. What are the different licensing options for Windows Server 2008?
- 2. How will server virtualization affect our Windows Server licensing decisions?
- 3. How does Windows Server licensing affect our consolidation efforts?
- 4. When do I need to buy Client Access Licenses (CALs)?
- 5. What are the licensing considerations for outward-facing applications?
- 6. Where could we use Windows Server 2008 Web Edition?