Windows Server 2008 Licensing Guide

Windows Server 2008 Licensing Guide
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Licensing Guide
Your Ultimate Quick Reference
Resource for Licensing and Pricing
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Table of Contents
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Windows Server 2008 Client Access Licensing:
Decision Trees, Types, and Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Terminal Services Licensing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Windows Server 2008 External Connector Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Windows Server 2008 Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and Windows Server 2008
for Itanium-Based Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V . . . . . . . . . . 20
Windows Web Server 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Licensing Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Licensing of New and Updated Features of Windows Server 2008 . . . . . 29
Upgrade/Downgrade Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Comparison of Volume Licensing Programs for Windows Server 2008 . . . . 32
Pricing Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
General FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Licensing Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Summary
Below is an overview of the Windows Server® 2008 core product
offerings, indicating product names, available sales channels,
licensing models, and number of running instances allowed
per license. Also below is a feature/role comparison among
Windows Server 2008 editions.
Windows Server 2008 ­– Core Product Offerings
License
Running Instances in
Physical and Virtual OS
Windows Server
Retail, OEM, VL, SPLA
2008 Standard
Server + CAL
SPLA – Processor or SAL
1 + 1 (new change)
Windows Server 2008 Retail, OEM, VL, SPLA
Standard without Hyper-V™
Server + CAL
SPLA – Processor or SAL
1+1
Windows Server Retail, OEM, VL, SPLA
2008 Enterprise
Server + CAL
SPLA – Processor or SAL
1+4
Windows Server 2008 Retail, OEM, VL, SPLA
Enterprise without Hyper-V
Server + CAL
SPLA – Processor or SAL
1+4
Windows Server
2008 Datacenter
OEM, VL, SPLA
Processor + CAL
1 + unlimited
Windows Server 2008
OEM, VL, SPLA
Datacenter without Hyper-V
Processor + CAL
1 + unlimited
Windows Server 2008 For Itanium™-Based Systems
OEM, VL
Processor + CAL
1 + unlimited
Windows Server 2008 External Connector
VL
External Connector
Windows® Web Server 2008 Retail, OEM, VL, SPLA
Server license
Product
Channels
Windows Server Retail, OEM, VL, SPLA
2008 CAL
VL – CAL
SPLA – Windows Standard
or Enterprise SAL
Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services CAL
Retail, OEM, VL, SPLA, ISVR
VL – TS CAL
SPLA – TS SAL
Windows Server 2008
Terminal Services External Connector
VL
External Connector
Windows Server 2008 VL, SPLA
Rights Management Services CAL
VL – RMS CAL
SPLA – RMS SAL
Windows Server 2008 Rights Management Services
External Connector
External Connector
VL
1 or 1
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License Terms – 2008 Notables
Impacted Products
Change
Explanation
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Running Instances now allow
1 + 1 (was 1 in physical OS or
1 in virtual OS).
Want to further enable use of
virtual instance with running
instance in the physical OS.
Standard, Enterprise,
and Datacenter
• Offering optional editions built
without Microsoft Hyper-V
hypervisor technology.
Provide customers the choice of
deploying Window Server 2008
without the Hyper-V technology.
Customers will need to separately
license the hypervisor technology,
whether it is Microsoft Hyper-V,
Microsoft Virtual Server R2, or a
third-party hypervisor technology.
• Same license terms as their
regular counterparts.
• Priced slightly lower than their
regular conterparts.
Windows Web Server 2008
• Use only for front-end Web
serving internet-facing
Web pages, Web sites, Web
applications, Web services,
and POP3 mail serving.
• Now can run any type of
database software on the
software with no limit on
the number of users.
New Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems SKU
• Same license terms
as Datacenter.
• Only supports databases, line of
business and custom applications. All services and functions
not required to support these 3
target workloads are removed.
• Same price as Datacenter.
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• Provide customers with
more flexibility in deploying
web-facing solutions.
• Overcome some of the limitations
that were present in Windows
Server® 2003 Web Edition.
Designed to be the leading
alternative platform for RISC-based
UNIX servers. Intended for scale-up
database workloads and custom
and line-of-business applications.
This workload focus is consistent
with the majority of current
deployments of Windows
Server Itanium.
Windows Server 2008 Product Overview Summaries
Summary
Edition
Windows Server 2008 Standard is the most robust Windows Server operating system to
date. With built-in, enhanced Web and virtualization capabilities, it is designed to increase
the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure while helping save time and
reduce costs. Powerful tools give you greater control over your servers and streamline
configuration and management tasks. Plus, enhanced security features work to harden
the operating system to help protect your data and network and provide a solid,
highly-dependable foundation for your business.
Standard
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying businesscritical applications. Help improve availability with clustering and hot-add
processor capabilities. Help improve security with consolidated identity management
features. Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with virtualization
licensing rights. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise provides the foundation for a highly
dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure.
Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications and large-scale virtualization on small and large servers.
Improve availability with clustering and dynamic hardware partitioning capabilities.
Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with unlimited virtualization
licensing rights. Scale from 2 to 64 processors. Windows Server 2008 Datacenter provides
a foundation on which to build enterprise-class virtualization and scale-up solutions.
Datacenter
Designed to be used specifically as a single-purpose Web server, Windows Web
Server 2008 delivers on a rock solid foundation of Web infrastructure capabilities in
the next generation Windows Server 2008. Integrated with the newly re-architected IIS 7.0,
ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows Web Server 2008 enables any
organization to rapidly deploy Web pages, Web sites, Web applications, and Web services.
for Itanium-Based Systems
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems is optimized for large databases,
line of business and custom applications providing high availability and scalability up
to 64 processors to meet the needs of demanding and mission critical solutions.
Windows Server 2008 Product Summaries – Without Hyper-V
Summary
Edition
Windows Server 2008 Standard is the most robust Windows Server operating system to date.
It is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure
while helping save time and reduce costs. Powerful tools give you greater control over
your servers and streamline configuration and management tasks. Plus, enhanced security
features work to harden the operating system to help protect your data and network and
provide a solid, highly-dependable foundation for your business. This product does not
include Windows Server Hyper-V.
Standard without Hyper-V™
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying
business-critical applications. Improve availability with clustering and hot-add processor
capabilities. Improve security with consolidated identity management features. Reduce
infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with virtualization licensing rights.
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise provides the foundation for a highly dynamic, scalable
IT infrastructure. This product does not include Windows Server Hyper-V.
Enterprise without Hyper-V™
Datacenter without Hyper-V
™
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications and large-scale virtualization on small and large servers.
Improve availability with clustering and dynamic hardware partitioning capabilities.
Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with unlimited virtualization
licensing rights. Scale from 2 to 64 processors. Windows Server 2008 Datacenter provides
a foundation on which to build enterprise-class virtualization and scale-up solutions.
This product does not include Windows Server Hyper-V.
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Comparison by Server Role
Server Role
Enterprise
Datacenter
Standard
Itanium Web
WebServices (IIS)
l
l
l
l
l
Application Server
l
l
l
l
m
Print Services
l
l
l
m
m
Windows Server Hyper-V*
l
l
l
m
m
Active Directory Domain Services
l
l
l
m
m
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
l
l
l
m
m
Active Directory Rights Management Services
l
l
l
m
m
DHCP Server
l
l
l
m
m
DNS Server
l
l
l
m
m
Fax Server
l
l
l
m
m
UDDI Services
l
l
l
m
m
Windows Deployment Services
l
l
l
m
m
Active Directory Certificate Services1
l
l
m
m
m
File Services2
l
l
m
m
m
Network Policy and Access Services3
l
l
m
m
m
Terminal Services4
l
l
m
m
m
Active Directory Federation Services
l
l
m
m
m
l – Full m – Partial/Limited m – Not Available
* For customers that do not need virtualization, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise
and Datacenter editions are available without Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Technology
1 – Limited to creating Certificate Authorities – no other ADFS features (NDES, Online
Responder Service). See ADCS role documentation on TechNet for more information
2 – Limited to 1 standalone DFS root
3 – Limited to 250 RRAS connections, 50 IAS connections and 2 IAS Server Groups
4 – Limited to 250 Terminal Services Gateway connections
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Licensing of Windows Server 2008 remains consistent with
Windows Server 2003 R2, with a few enhancements which will be
covered in this Guide. OEM and Volume Licensing channel pricing of
Windows Server 2008 is increased by approximately 1 percent relative
to Windows Server 2003 R2 prices.
Every running instance of the server software may only run on an already
licensed server.
Every user or device that directly or indirectly accesses or uses instances
of the Windows Server 2008 server software requires the purchase of a
Windows Server 2008 Client Access License (Windows Server CAL) except
under the following circumstances:
• Access to the instances of server software is only through the Internet
without being authenticated or otherwise individually identified by
the server software or authenticated through any other means
• Access is to Windows Web Server 2008
• Authenticated “external users” (see Glossary at end of this guide)
access the instances of server software and you have acquired a
Windows Server 2008 External Connector (“EC”) license for each
server being accessed
• For each license, up to two devices or users may access your instances
of the server software but only to administer those instances
A Terminal Services 2008 CAL is required, in addition to a Windows Server
2008 CAL, to use the Terminal Services functionality of the server software.
Similarly, a Rights Management Services (RMS) 2008 CAL is required, in
addition to a Windows Server 2008 CAL, to use the Rights Management
Services functionality of the server software.
An External Connector license can be acquired for external users’ access in
lieu of individual CALs.
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Windows Server 2008 Client Access
Licensing: Decision Trees, Types, and Modes
Windows Server CAL or
External Connector License Decision Tree
Is device or user accessing
or using Windows Server?
No
Yes
No CAL required
Is access through the Internet
and user/device anonymous?
No, to one or
both conditions
Yes, to both
conditions
Is Server Software
Windows Web
Server 2008?
No CAL required
No
Yes
Is an external user
accessing the server?
No CAL required
No
Yes
Each user/device
requires a CAL
You can either purchase an
External Connector for each
server, or CALs for each user/
device depending upon the
economics of the situation
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TS CAL or Terminal Services External
Connector (TS-EC) License Decision Tree
Is the device or user accessing
or using Terminal Services?
No
Yes
No additional TS
CAL license required
Is an external user
accessing the server?
No
Yes
Require each user to have
a TS CAL in addition to
WS CAL
Terminal Services External
Connector can be acquired
for each Windows server
being accessed for use of
Terminal Services
Client Access Licensing: Types and Modes
CAL Types
Device CAL
User CAL
Acquire an access license for every device
(used by any user) accessing your servers.
Acquire an access license for every named user
accessing your servers (from any device).
Makes the most economical and administrative
sense for an organization with multiple users
for one device, such as shift workers.
Makes the most economical and administrative sense
for an organization with many roaming employees who
need access to the corporate network from unknown
devices, and/or employees who access the network
via multiple devices (that is, if the number of users is
less than the number of devices, then this is the more
economical choice).
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CAL Licensing Modes
Per User or Per Device Mode
Per Server Mode
The number of Windows CALs required equals
the number of users or devices accessing
the server software (the number of servers
accessed does not matter).
The number of Windows CALs required equals the
maximum number of users or devices that may
simultaneously access or use the server software
running on a particular server. The Windows CALs
you acquire are designated for use exclusively with
a particular server.
Terminal Services Licensing Requirements
Terminal Services functionality in Windows Server 2008 lets you remotely
execute applications on a Windows-based server from a wide range of
devices over virtually any type of network connection. A server running
Terminal Services can be referred to as a Terminal Server (TS).
Terminal Services CALs
If you wish to access the Terminal Services functionality of
Windows Server 2008, a Windows Server 2008 CAL and Windows
Server 2008 Terminal Services CAL are required for each user or
device accessing the Terminal Server.
TS CAL Types
Device-based vs. User-based Terminal Services CALs
Two types of Terminal Services CALs are available. They may be used
in combination simultaneously with the server software.
TS CAL Types
TS Device CAL
TS User CAL
Permits one device (used by any user) to
access/use Terminal Services functionality of
Windows Server software.
Permits one user (using any device) to access/use
Terminal Services functionality of Windows Server
software.
TS CAL Mode
Terminal Services CALs are only available in Per User/Per Device Mode.
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CAL FAQs
Q: Can I use my Windows Server 2003 CALs to access
Windows Server 2008 software?
A: No. You must either purchase new Windows Server 2008 CALs or have
Software Assurance (to upgrade your CALs) to access instances of
Windows Server 2008. Your Windows Server 2003 CALs may continue
accessing instances of Windows Server 2003 software.
Q: If a user or device accesses a server running Windows Server 2008
but is authenticating via a third-party authentication application
(non-Microsoft based authentication), does the user or device still
require a Windows Server 2008 CAL?
A: Yes, if the user or device is authenticating by any means to a server
running Windows Server 2008, it requires a Windows Server 2008 CAL.
Q: If a user is only infrequently accessing certain protocols or services of
the server software (such as Network Access Protection or Dynamic
Host Configuration Protocol), is a Windows Server CAL still required?
A: Yes, a Windows Server CAL is still required for such infrequent use of
the server software.
Q: Can I use a Windows Device CAL and a Windows User CAL to access
the same server? Also, can I use a Terminal Services Device CAL (TS
Device CAL) and a Terminal Services User CAL (TS User CAL) on the
same terminal server?
A: Yes. Windows Device and User CALs, as well as TS Device and User
CALs, can be used on the same server.
Q: Is there a difference in price between Device CALs and User CALs?
A: No. Windows Device CALs and Windows User CALs are priced the same,
as are TS Device CALs and TS User CALs.
Q: Are there any differences between the requirements for CALs in
Windows Server 2003 versus Windows Server 2008?
A: No. The Windows Server CAL requirements are the same.
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Q: My Windows Server 2008 software came with a set number of
CALs because I acquired it through a retail store or with a new piece
of hardware. How do I designate those CALs as being User or
Device CALs?
A: When the software comes packaged with CALs, you choose whether
those CALs are User or Device CALs after you make the purchase, on
the CAL End User License Agreement document.
Q: I have some extra Windows Server 2003 CALs that are not being used.
Can I apply these to servers running Windows Server 2008?
A: No. CALs must be the same version (or higher) as the server software
they are accessing. In other words, users or devices accessing a server
running Windows Server 2008 must have Windows Server 2008 CALs.
Q: If I move an instance of Windows 2003 to run as a virtual instance on
a server with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise running in the physical
operating system environment. Can I use Windows Server 2003 CALs to
access the virtual instance of Windows Server 2003?
A: No. Because the virtual instance of Windows Server 2003 runs on a
Windows Server 2008 license, the user or device accessing the virtual
instance of Windows Server 2003 needs a Windows Server 2008 CAL.
Q: Can I use a Windows 2008 User CAL to access a server running
Windows Server 2003?
A: Yes. Both Windows Server 2008 User and Device CALs can be used to
access instances of Windows Server 2003.
Q: Do I need to upgrade my Windows Server CALs for access to future
releases of Windows Server?
A: All future releases of Windows Server will require Windows Server CALs
of the same version for the customer’s internal users/devices accessing the Windows software. Customers can either acquire new Windows
Server CALs when the new version releases, or maintain Software
Assurance on their prior version CALs which gives the rights to the
next version.
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CAL FAQs, Cont’d.
Q: I have Software Assurance for my CALs.
Can I switch between User and Device CALs?
A: Volume Licensing customers may switch from one to the other when
they renew their Software Assurance. You must designate your CALs as
Device or User when you upgrade them.
Q: Will I be allowed to switch between Windows Server 2008 Device CALs
and User CALs? What about TS CALs?
A: If your Windows CALs are covered under Software Assurance, you can
convert those Windows CALs from Device CALs to User CALs, or vice versa,
when you renew your Software Assurance. If your Windows CALs are not
covered under Software Assurance, you may not switch; your choice is
permanent. This also applies to TS CALs.
Q: Are CALs required for Windows Web Server 2008?
A: No, Windows Web Server 2008 is licensed by a server license only and
no CALs are required. However, when Windows Web Server 2008 is used
as a scale-out front end for applications running on back end servers,
Windows Server CALs may still be required on these back end servers
running Windows Server.
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Windows Server 2008
External Connector Licenses
If you would like to allow your business partners or customers to access
your network, and do not want to purchase individual CALs for each of
them, you can acquire a Windows Server 2008 External Connector
(EC) license for each Windows server that will be accessed by these
external users.
Similarly, instead of acquiring individual TS CALs for valid external users
of Terminal Services functionality, you can acquire a Windows Server 2008
Terminal Services EC license for each terminal server being accessed. Note
that a Windows Server EC license is a prerequisite for a Terminal Services
EC license.
Additionally, instead of acquiring individual RMS CALs for valid external
users of RMS functionality, you can acquire a Windows Server 2008 RMS EC
license for each server on which RMS functionality is being accessed. Note
that a Windows Server EC license must always be acquired when a RMS EC
license is acquired.
Windows Server EC, Terminal Services EC, and RMS EC licenses can be
acquired for servers running instances of Windows Server 2008 Standard,
Enterprise, Datacenter, and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based
Systems. The EC licenses are not applicable to Windows Web Server 2008.
Downgrade rights are available for the EC, Terminal Services EC,
and RMS EC licenses.
Note that the acquisition of an EC license does not negate the requirement
to acquire a Windows Server license.
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EC FAQs
Q: For which Windows servers do I acquire EC licenses?
A: External Connector licenses should be acquired for each Windows
server that the external user is accessing or using, not just the server
to which they are authenticating.
Q: Can I acquire a Windows Server 2008 EC license and use it to access
a Windows Server 2003 licensed server?
A: Yes, this is permitted, and its use on a Windows Server 2003 licensed
server maintains the rights of the EC license.
Q: If I purchase a TS EC for a Terminal Server, do I also need to purchase
a Windows Server EC for the same server? And do I need additional
Windows Server ECs for the other Windows Servers that the TS User
is accessing?
A: Yes, a Windows Server EC license must always be acquired when a
Terminal Services EC license is acquired. A Windows Server EC must
be purchased for every Windows Server that the TS User is accessing.
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Windows Server 2008 Standard
A customer licensed with Windows Server 2008 Standard now may run
one instance of the server software in the physical operating system
environment (POSE) and one instance of the server software in a virtual operating system environment (VOSE). This is a new enhancement to
the virtualization rights of Windows Server Standard. Diagram A below
illustrates this new license enhancement. The orange arrow indicates that
when running both instances, the instance of the server software running
in the POSE may only be used to manage and service the operating system
environments on the server.
Note, when customers are running virtualized instances of the server
software, they must be using some form of virtualization or “hypervisor”
technology, such as Microsoft Virtual Server software, Microsoft’s new Hyper-V Technology, or other third-party virtualization software.
Diagram A: Running Instances of Windows Server 2008 Standard
Use Right: 1 Physical and 1 Virtual OSE
(orange arrow indicates that POSE may only be used to manage/service VOSE)
If Running Apps in Physical OSE
If Running Apps in Virtual OSE
(POSE)
(VOSE)
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Windows
Server
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Windows
Server
Windows
Server
Hypervisor
Hypervisor
Server Hardware
Server Hardware
Diagram B below indicates that with Windows Server 2008 Standard, you
may move a virtual instance of the server software to another server that
is properly licensed to support such added instance. For Volume License
customers, the actual license may also be reassigned to another server
every 90 days.
Diagram B: Moving virtual instances of Windows Server 2008 Standard
Server B licenses
are underutilized.
Server A can move
1 instance to Server B
3 Windows Server 2008
Standard licenses with 3
running instances in VOSEs
Server A
3 Windows Server 2008
Standard licenses with 2
running instances in VOSEs
Server B
Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
Although we consider the new Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor technology
a key feature of the Windows Server 2008 core operating system, we want
to still provide customers the choice of deploying Windows Server 2008
without this technology. We enable this by offering Windows Server 2008
Standard without Hyper-V at a slightly reduced price from Windows Server
2008 Standard. The licensing terms are exactly the same as Windows Server
2008 Standard, including the virtualization use rights (and rules on running
and moving instances of the server software as outlined above for
Windows Server 2008 Standard). With Windows Server 2008 Standard
without Hyper-V, a customer will need to separately license the hypervisor
technology, whether it is Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server R2, or
a third-party hypervisor technology.
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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Diagram A below indicates that with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, you may
run one instance of the server software in the POSE and up to four instances of
the server software in VOSEs. The orange arrow indicates that when running
all five instances, the instance of the server software running in the POSE may
only be used to manage and service the operating system environments on
the server.
Note, when customers are running virtualized instances of the server software,
they must be using some form of virtualization or “hypervisor” technology, such
as Microsoft Virtual Server software, Microsoft’s new Hyper-V technology, or a
third-party virtualization software.
Diagram A: Running Instances of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Use Right: 1 Physical and 4 Virtual OSEs
(orange arrow indicates that POSE may only be used to manage/service VOSE)
If Running 3 Apps in Virtual OSEs
Application
Software
Windows
Server
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Windows
Server
Windows
Server
Windows
Server
Hypervisor
Server Hardware
If Running Apps Using all 4 Virtual OSEs
Windows
Server
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Application
Software
Windows
Server
Windows
Server
Windows
Server
Windows
Server
Hypervisor
Server Hardware
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Diagram B below indicates that with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, you
may move a virtual instance of the server software to another server that is
properly licensed to support such added instance. Note that Server A is
under-licensed because it is running one instance more than what is granted by the Enterprise license. For Volume License customers, the
actual license may also be re-assigned to another server every 90 days.
Diagram B: Moving virtual instances of
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Server A has 1 license running 5 virtual instances.
Server B has 1 license and only running 3 virtual instances.
Server B Licenses
are underutilized.
Server A can move
1 instance to Server B.
1 Windows Server 2008
Enterprise license but running 5
VOSE instances
Server A
1 Windows Server 2008
Enterprise license
running 3 VOSE instances
Server B
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
Although we consider the new Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor technology
a key feature of the Windows Server 2008 core operating system, we want
to still provide customers the choice of deploying Windows Server 2008
without this technology. We enable this by offering Windows Server 2008
Enterprise without Hyper-V at a slightly reduced price from Windows
Server 2008 Enterprise. The licensing terms are exactly the same as
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, including the virtualization use rights (and
rules on running and moving instances of the server software as outlined
above for Windows Server 2008 Enterprise). With Windows Server 2008
Enterprise without Hyper-V, a customer will need to separately license the
hypervisor technology, whether it is Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual
Server R2, or a third-party hypervisor technology.
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Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and Windows
Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
Unlike Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise that are licensed by
a server plus CAL model, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and Windows
Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems are licensed per physical processor
(number of processors in the server) plus CAL model.
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems now is a separate
Windows Server 2008 product and not merely an Itanium platform
selection (as in the previous Windows Server 2003 version). It is intended
for customers using the Itanium platform and designed for specific
workloads. It is designed to be the leading alternative platform for RISCbased UNIX servers, and is intended for scale-up database workloads,
custom applications, and line-of-business applications. This workload
focus is consistent with the majority of current deployments of Windows
Server on Itanium. Please note that Windows Server 2008 for ItaniumBased Systems does not interoperate with Microsoft Virtual Server, nor
does it include or support Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor technology. To
virtualize software on Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems,
customers may use third-party non-Microsoft hypervisor technology.
With Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems, you may run one instance of the server software
in the POSE and any number of instances of the server software in VOSEs.
Unlike in Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise, there is no
restriction that the instance of the server software running in the POSE
may only be used to manage and service the operating system
environments on the server. However, each processor on the partition on
which the instances of the server software are running must be licensed.
Diagram A indicates that with Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, you may move as many
virtual instances of Windows Server software to a server running Windows
Server 2008 Datacenter or Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based
Systems and not have to be concerned about the number of
running virtual instances. For Volume License customers, the actual
license may also be reassigned to another server every 90 days.
Note, when customers are running virtualized instances of the server
software, they must be using some form of virtualization or “hypervisor”
technology, such as Microsoft Virtual Server software, Microsoft’s new
Hyper-V Technology, or a third-party virtualization software.
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Diagram A: Moving virtual instances of Windows Server 2008
to a server running Windows Server 2008 Datacenter.
Moving Instances of Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise –
Server A has 3 Enterprise licenses running 12 virtual instances, and 3 Standard
licenses running 3 virtual instances. Server B has 1 Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
license and only running 6 virtual instances.
Server B license is
underutilized. Server A
can move an unlimited
number of instances
to Server B.
3 Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
licenses running 12 VOSE instances
3 Windows Server 2008 Standard
licenses running 3 virtual instances
Server A
Windows Server 2008
Datacenter licensing provides
the flexibility to move instances
of Windows Server without
concern about the number of
running virtual instances.
1 Windows Server
2008 Datacenter license
with 6 running instances
Server B
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
Although we consider the new Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor technology
a key feature of the Windows Server 2008 core operating system, we want
to still provide customers the choice of deploying Windows Server 2008
without this technology. We enable this by offering Windows Server 2008
Datacenter without Hyper-V at a slightly reduced price from Windows
Server 2008 Datacenter. The licensing terms are exactly the same as
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, including the virtualization use rights
(and rules on running and moving instances of the server software as
outlined above for Windows Server 2008 Datacenter). With Windows Server
2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, a customer will need to separately license
the hypervisor technology, whether it is Microsoft Hyper-V,
Microsoft Virtual Server R2, or a third-party hypervisor technology.
Note – Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
and Windows Web Server 2008 are not configured to include
the Microsoft Hyper-V technology, so these do not have
corresponding without Hyper-V products.
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Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems FAQs
Q: How is Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems licensed
and priced?
A: Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems is licensed and priced
the same as Windows Server 2008 Datacenter; Processor plus CAL
licensing model applies, and the same price applies as Windows Server 2008
Datacenter.
Q: What are the specific workloads intended for Windows Server 2008
for Itanium-Based Systems?
A: Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems is enabled for
mission-critical solutions for large databases, line-of-business
and custom applications.
Q: Do I have virtualization rights with Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems?
A: Yes, with Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, you have the
same virtualization rights as Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. Although
the virtualization role is not part of this edition, you can use Windows Server
2008 for Itanium-Based Systems with a third-party hypervisor to perform
virtualization.
Q: Where can I acquire licenses of Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems?
A: Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems can be purchased
through Volume Licensing directly from Microsoft or from OEMs
preinstalled on servers. The Datacenter High Availability Program is
only available through OEMs.
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Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V products FAQs
Q: Why offer Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter
editions with and without virtualization (without Hyper-V)?
A: Microsoft believes that most customers now expect virtualization
capabilities in their server OS. We anticipate that most Microsoft
customers will see this value and buy Windows Server 2008. However,
based on customer demand, we also decided to create the Microsoft
Hyper-V Server, a stand-alone server virtualization product. Once we
decided to create this product, it made sense for us to offer Windows
Server and Windows Server without Hyper-V for Standard, Enterprise,
and Datacenter editions. We will monitor customer demand and market
developments over time and may adjust our offerings accordingly.
Q: Why will Microsoft be offering a stand-alone server virtualization
product, Microsoft Hyper-V Server?
A: Microsoft believes that most customers now expect virtualization
capabilities in their server OS. We anticipate that most Microsoft
customers will see this value and buy Windows Server 2008. However,
based on customer demand, we will also offer Microsoft Hyper-V
Server, a stand-alone server virtualization product.
Q: In which sales channels will the Windows Server 2008 without
Hyper-V products be available?
A: The Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V products are available in
all retail, OEM, and Volume Licensing sales channels.
Q: How are the Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V products licensed?
A: The Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V products have the same
license terms and license models as their regular Windows Server 2008
product counterparts.
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Windows Server 2008 without
Hyper-V products FAQs, Cont’d.
Q: What is the price difference between Windows Server 2008 product
with and without Hyper-V?
A: Estimated Retail prices for the Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V
products will be approximately $28 lower than their regular Windows
Server 2008 product counterparts.
Q: When customers who currently have Windows Server 2003 R2 with
Software Assurance (SA) would like to upgrade to Windows Server
2008, which version can they upgrade to, the Windows Server 2008
product (with Hyper-V) or the Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V?
A: Customers who have SA on Windows Server 2003 R2 can opt for either
Windows Server 2008 (with Hyper-V) or the product without Hyper-V.
Once they opt for either, at renewal of their SA, they will
acquire the appropriate SA renewal SKU. Once a customer has made
a choice, they will not be able to switch.
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Windows Web Server 2008
Windows Web Server 2008 is specifically designed to be used as a
single-purpose Web server. It is intended only for Internet accessible, frontend Web serving of Web pages, Web sites, and Web applications. Unlike the
other core Windows Server 2008 products described above, Windows Web
Server 2008 is licensed by a server license only; and no CALs are required.
Exceptions to this no-CAL rule may occur when Windows Web Server 2008
is used as a scale-out front end for applications. Using Windows Web Server
2008 in these types of configurations offer customers an economical way to
deploy scale-out applications. In such configurations, Windows Server CALs
may still be required on the back end of a scale-out application.
Windows Web Server 2008 licensing is enhanced to allow any type of
database software on the server software with no limit on the number
of users. Licensing terms for Web Server also further clarify that the
server software may only be used for front-end Web serving Internet
accessible Web pages, Web sites, Web applications, Web services,
and POP3 mail serving.
With Windows Web Server 2008, you may run one instance of the server
software in either the POSE or in a VOSE.
Windows Web Server 2008 FAQs
Q. Can I use the Web Server as a file server or an application server?
A. No. Windows Web Server 2008 can be used solely to deploy Internet
facing Web pages, Web sites, Web applications, Web services, and
POP3 mail serving.
Q: With Windows Web Server 2008, am I restricted to only running
non-enterprise level database application software with the
server software?
A: No. With Windows Web Server 2008, you may run any level of
enterprise/non-enterprise database application software with the
server software.
Q: Can database software running on Web Server 2008 support external
applications running on other servers?
A: No, with Web Server 2008, the database software may only
support applications that are running on the same local instance of
Web Server 2008.
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Licensing Scenarios
Example 1: Windows Server in Three-Tier Architecture
XYZ inc. has a corporate network with a firewall server, an authentication
server, a file/print server, and servers running SQL, Exchange, and a
custom application.
XYZ Inc. has 5 employees who use 7 devices that are known to the
company, they also have 20 business partners who are allowed limited
access to certain of XYZ’s corporate servers (namely, those running SQL
and the custom application).
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What are the licensing requirements for this scenario?
Since there are a total of 6 servers running Windows Server software
(firewall, authentication, file/print, SQL, custom application, Exchange),
6 Windows Server licenses are required.
For employees’ access: 5 Windows User CALs or 7 Windows Device CALs
(note that for employees, doesn’t matter if access is internal or external).
For business partners’ access: 20 Windows User CALs or 4 External Connector
licenses (1 for each of firewall server & authentication server, and 1 for
each of the servers they get access to—in this case, SQL and custom
application servers).
In this case, it is more cost-effective to license employees on a User CAL basis
because there are fewer users than devices. And since the External Users are
known (and limited in number), it is more cost-effective to acquire individual
Windows CALs for them as opposed to acquiring EC licenses for each server
accessed by the External Users (20 x $29* vs. 4 x $2000*).
*Based on Open VL program ERP pricing. Pricing may vary. Please visit
http://www.microsoft.com/windowserver2008/howtobuy/licensing/ for more information.
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Example 2: Terminal Services External Connector
ABC Health Corp. wants to extend its benefits application to customers and
business partners/insurance companies. There are 2500 users/devices, but a
limited number of users, 500, at any given time. Employees, other than
administrators, do not access this set of servers.
What are the licensing requirements for this scenario?
Since there are a total of 3 servers running Windows Server software
(1 firewall/authentication server, 2 terminal servers), 3 Windows Server
licenses are required.
For external users’ access: 2500 Windows User CALs and 2500 TS User CALs,
or 3 Windows External Connector licenses and 2 Terminal Server External
Connector licenses.
In this case, the number of external users is quite large so there is a
significant cost difference–thus, it is more cost-effective to acquire
EC licenses. Compare 2500 x $29* vs. (3 x $2000* + 2 x $8000*); that is,
$75,000 (and indirect costs of managing 2500 external users) vs. $22,000.
Note: there is no concurrent licensing for terminal servers, so “500 users
at any given time” does not impact the CALs required UNLESS the 2500
users use the same 500 devices. In this case, 500 TS Device CALs can
be purchased (this is a highly unlikely scenario).
*Based on Open VL program ERP pricing. Pricing may vary. Please visit
http://www.microsoft.com/windowserver2008/howtobuy/licensing/ for more information.
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Example 3: Server plus CAL licensing model
Based on the diagram above:
• Internal client users/devices each require Windows Server 2008
and Exchange 2007 CALs.
• Users/devices utilizing terminal services functionality of Windows
Server 2008 require Windows Server 2008 CALs, Windows Server
Terminal Services 2008 CALs, and the Exchange 2007 CALs to
access Exchange.
• External users do not require CALs as the server is licensed with
both Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2007 External
Connector licenses.
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Licensing of New and Updated Features
of Windows Server 2008
Itanium
Web
Standard
Datacenter
New/Updated Feature
Enterprise
New and Updated Features in Windows Server 2008
License Requirements
Internet Information Services 7.0
l
l
l
l
l
Covered by server license. No incremental licensing
requirements.
l
l
l
m
m
Hyper-V Covered by server license. No incremental licensing
requirements.
l
l
l
m
m
Network Access Protection
Covered by server license. No incremental licensing
requirements.
l
l
l
m
m
AD Rights Management Services
Covered by server license,
but incremental RMS CALs
required, similar to
Terminal Services.
l
l
l
m
m
Terminal Services Gateway and RemoteApp
Covered by server license,
but incremental TS CALs
required, similar to AD Rights
Management Services.
l
l
l
l
l
Server Manager
Covered by server license. No incremental licensing
requirements.
l
l
l
m
m
Windows Deployment Services
Covered by server license. No incremental licensing
requirements.
l
l
l
l
m
Server Core
Covered by server license. No incremental licensing
requirements.
l – Available
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m – Not Available
Upgrade/Downgrade Options
Windows Server Upgrade Options
Previous versions of Windows Server can be upgraded to Windows Server 2008,
as shown below. Volume Licensing customers who have SA on Windows Server
Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter editions can opt for either Windows Server 2008
with or without Hyper-V. Once they decide, they will not be able to switch. Upon
renewal of their SA, they will acquire the appropriate SA renewal SKU.
Customer has:
Customer acquires:
Windows 2000 (no SA)
New WS 2008 Standard L or L & SA (or Standard without
Hyper-V option)
Windows 2000 (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows 2000 Advanced (no SA)
New WS 2008 Enterprise L or L & SA (or Enterprise without
Hyper-V option)
Windows 2000 Advanced (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (no SA)
New WS 2008 Standard L or L & SA (or Standard without
Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Window Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (no SA)
New WS 2008 Enterprise L or L & SA (or Enterprise without
Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
(Itanium platform) (no SA)
New WS 2008 for IA Based Systems or new WS 2008 Enterprise
L or L & SA (or Enterprise without Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Itanium
platform) (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (no SA)
New WS 2008 Datacenter L or L & SA (or Datacenter without
Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (Itanium
platform) (no SA)
New WS 2008 for IA Based Systems or new WS 2008
Datacenter L or L & SA (or Datacenter without Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
(Itanium platform) (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition (no SA)
New Windows Web Server 2008 L or L & SA
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 CAL, 2003 TS CAL, and 2003
RMS CAL (no SA)
New WS 2008 CAL, WS 2008 TS CAL, and WS 2008 RMS CAL,
respectively or L & SA
Windows Server 2003 CAL, 2003 TS CAL, and 2003
RMS CAL (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (no SA)
New WS 2008 Standard L or L & SA (or Standard without
Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (no SA)
New WS 2008 Enterprise L or L & SA (or Enterprise without
Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (with SA)
No additional purchase required
Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (no SA)
New WS 2008 Datacenter L or L & SA (or Datacenter without
Hyper-V option)
Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (with SA)
No additional purchase required
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Windows Server Downgrade Options
2008 licenses can be downgraded to older versions of the
corresponding licenses as listed below:
2008
2003 R2
2003
2000
Windows Server 2008
Standard
Windows Server 2003 R2
Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003
Standard Edition
Windows 2000 Server
Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
Windows Server 2003 R2
Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003
Standard Edition
Windows 2000 Server
Windows Server 2008
Enterprise
Windows Server 2003 R2
Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003
Enterprise Edition
Windows 2000 Advanced
Server
Windows Server 2008
Enterprise without Hyper-V
Windows Server 2003 R2
Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003
Enterprise Edition
Windows 2000 Advanced
Server
Windows Server 2008
Datacenter
Windows Server 2003 R2
Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2003
Datacenter Edition
Windows 2000
Datacenter Server
Windows Server 2008
Datacenter without
Hyper-V
Windows Server 2003 R2
Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2003
Datacenter Edition
Windows 2000
Datacenter Server
Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems
N/A – no equivalent
Windows Server 2003
Datacenter Edition (IA),
or Windows Server 2003
Enterprise Edition (IA)
N/A - no equivalent
Windows Web Server 2008
N/A – no equivalent
Windows Server 2003
Web Edition
N/A - no equivalent
Windows Server 2008 CAL
Windows Server 2003 CAL
Windows 2000 CAL
Windows Server 2008
External Connector
N/A – no equivalent
Windows Server 2003
External Connector
Windows 2000 Internet
Connector
Windows Server 2008
Terminal Services CAL
N/A – no equivalent
Windows Server 2003
Terminal Services CAL
Windows 2000 Terminal
Services CAL
Windows Server 2008
Terminal Services
External Connector
N/A – no equivalent
Windows Server 2003
Terminal Services External
Connector
Windows Terminal
Services Internet
Connector
Windows Server 2008
Rights Management
Services CAL
N/A – no equivalent
Windows Server 2003
Rights Management
Services CAL
N/A - no equivalent
Windows Server 2008 Rights
Management Services
External Connector
N/A – no equivalent
Windows Server 2003
Rights Management Services External Connector
N/A - no equivalent
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Comparison of Volume Licensing Programs
for Windows Server 2008
Microsoft offers volume licensing programs to help reduce administrative
overhead and software-management costs for your organization, while
enabling product licensing on an ongoing basis at considerable discounts.
Volume Licensing Programs
Enterprise
Agreement (EA)
• Designed for medium, large, and multinational companies who are interested in
standardizing their enterprise and who value the benefits of centralized purchasing.
• Best for corporate customers with at least 250 PCs.
• Significant discounts over full retail prices, with a fixed, pre-determined, annual price
per desktop.
• Volume pricing and the rights to the latest Microsoft enterprise software products,
including Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007,
the Windows Vista Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Core Client Access License, and
Microsoft Enterprise Client Access License.
• Eligibility for upgrades for all enrolled products and other benefits of Software
Assurance coverage.
• Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008
Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, and Windows Server 2008 for ItaniumBased Systems can be added as additional products under the enrollment or can be
covered under an associated Select License Agreement.
Enterprise
Subscription
Agreement (EAS)
• Designed for medium, large, and multinational companies who wish to acquire
non-perpetual licenses for one or more Microsoft enterprise products.
• Best for corporate customers with 250 or more PCs who prefer to subscribe to,
rather than purchase, Microsoft software licenses.
• Eligibility for upgrades for all enrolled products and other benefits of Software
Assurance coverage.
• Three-year, annualized payment agreement with option to renew for an additional
one or three years.
• Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008
Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, and Windows Server 2008 for ItaniumBased Systems can be added as additional products under the enrollment or can be
covered under an associated Select License Agreement.
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Volume Licensing Programs, Cont’d.
Select License
•Designed for medium, large, and multinational organizations with mixed Microsoft
licensing requirements, decentralized purchasing, and the ability to forecast purchases.
•For corporate, government, and academic customers with 250 or more PCs.
•Customers receive a volume price level for each pool of products selected
(applications, systems, or servers) based on a three-year software forecast.
•Significant discounts over full retail prices, based on how much software you expect
to license during the agreement term.
•Eligibility for upgrades for all enrolled products and other benefits of Software
Assurance coverage.
•Easier management of license portfolios with online licensing tools.
•Three-year agreement term with option to renew for one or three additional years.
Annualized payments for License and Software Assurance (L&SA) and Software
Assurance (SA) only.
•Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008
Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, and Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems qualify under the server product pool.
Open License
• Designed for customers seeking an easy, one-time transaction process with the
flexibility of acquiring licenses from a broad network of resellers.
•For corporate, government, academic, and charity customers with five or more PCs.
•Easier management of license portfolios with eOpen (electronic license tracking).
•Eligibility for upgrades for all enrolled products and other benefits of Software
Assurance coverage.
•Discounts over full retail prices.
•Two-year agreement term (Open Business and Open Volume programs) or
new three-year agreement term (Open Value program).
•Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008
Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, and Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems qualify under the server product pool for Open Volume
program and are available for Open Value and Open Business programs.
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Volume Licensing Programs, Cont’d.
Services
Provider
Licensing
Agreement
•Enables services providers to license Microsoft products on a monthly basis to provide
services and hosted applications to their end customers.
•Designed for Web hosters; application service providers; service providers offering
messaging and/or collaboration, platform infrastructure, streaming media, or Web/
Internet services; ISVs providing hosted applications; outsourcers providing software
licenses; and consultants providing software services.
•Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008
Enterprise, and Windows Server 2008 Datacenter are offered in the SPLA program.
Educational
Programs
•Designed specifically for academic organizations with options for subscription or
transactional licensing.
•Subscription licensing programs: Campus Agreement Subscription or School
Agreement Subscription.
•Transactional licensing programs: Academic Open or Academic Select.
•Substantially lower prices.
•Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008
Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, and Windows Server 2008 for
Itanium-Based Systems qualify under the server product pool for Academic
Select program and are available for Academic Open program.
The size and nature of your organization will play a large part in the selection of
your licensing arrangement. Enterprise agreements can greatly simplify planning
and management for large organizations. Whereas, organizations with fewer than
five users or devices connecting to a Windows Server 2008-based network might
be best served by the standard retail purchasing option.
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Pricing Table
Fully Packaged Product ERP Pricing
(The pricing below represents sample FPP ERP price points
for the retail channel. Not all pricing is listed. Please visit
http://microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/howtobuy/licensing/
for more information.)
FPP Retail ERP Pricing SKUs
Product
ERP*
Windows Server 2008 Standard
$999 (with 5 CALs)
Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V (new)
$971 (with 5 CALs)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
$3,999 (with 25 CALs)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V (new)
$3,971 (with 25 CALs)
Windows Web Server 2008
$469
Windows Server 2008 5 CAL Pack
$199
Rights Management Services 2008 CAL
$37
Terminal Services 2008 5 CAL Pack
$749
*ERP—Estimated Retail Price
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General FAQs
Q: What are the pricing and licensing terms for the 64-bit versions of
Windows Server 2008?
A: The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the software are the same price as
well as their license terms. The license grants the customer the option
of using either the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of the software.
CALs are still required to access or use the server software.
Q: Can I run Windows Server 2008 software (with the Hyper-V technology
enabled) on a 32-bit version?
A: No. Windows Server 2008 enabled with the Hyper-V virtualization
technology may only run on 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008
Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter on hardware that supports
hardware-assisted virtualization.
Q: I can’t find Windows Server 2003 R2 products on the Volume Licensing
or Retail price lists anymore. Does this mean I can no longer use
Windows Server 2003 R2?
A: No. You can acquire Windows Server 2008 licenses and exercise your
downgrade rights to still use Windows Server 2003 R2 products.
Q: Do I have to order special media in order to exercise my
downgrade rights?
A: No. You may use your existing media to run older versions of the
server software. If you no longer have the media for the version you
wish to run, you can re-order it through your normal fulfillment channels,
e.g., worldwide.
For more information, go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/howtobuy/licensing/
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Licensing Glossary
CAL: Client Access License provides access to server software for
either the User or Device.
EC: External Connector. Licensed per server, provides unlimited
access for non-employee users/devices.
EULA: End User License Agreement.
External User: A person who is not an employee, or similar personnel of
the company or its affiliates, and is not someone to whom
you provide hosted services using the server software.
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FPP:
Fully packaged product for the retail sales channel.
Instance:
Version of the server software that is created, stored or
run on a server.
OEM:
Original Equipment Manufacturer sales channel.
Per Server: License mode available in Windows Server that allows the
CALs to be deployed on the specific named server, thereby
limiting the access to that individual server.
POSE:
Physical operating system environment.
PUR: Product Use Rights are the legal terms and conditions for
products licensed through the Volume Licensing channel.
SA: Software Assurance. Provides automatic access to new
technology and productivity benefits, support, tools, and
training to help deploy and use software efficiently.
SAL:
Subscriber Access license in the SPLA program. This is a per
user-based monthly licensing model in SPLA.
SPLA:
Services Provider License Agreement. This agreement
enables service providers to license Microsoft products on
a monthly subscription basis to provide services and hosted
applications to their end customers.
VL:
Microsoft Volume Licensing offers customized programs
that are designed to meet the needs of your business.
Tailored to the size and purchasing preference of your
company, these programs provide simple, flexible, and
affordable solutions that enable you to easily manage
your licenses.
VOSE:
Virtual operating system environment.
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Standard without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows
Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server
2008 External Connector, Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 CAL, Windows Server 2008
Terminal Services CAL, Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services External Connector, Windows Server 2008
Rights Management Services CAL, Windows Server 2008 Rights Management Services External Connector
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