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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Windows Server Licensing Help. SPLA?

    I'm really new to this since only recently have we been getting lots of requirements for dedicated servers and VDSes.

    Windows Server licenses are a fortune. Keep in mind I'm a complete noob here... I heard people throw around the term SPLA.

    Currently I have someone who charges me $39/month per Windows 2008 Standard license.

    1. $39/mo for a Win2008Std Lic... Does that sound right?
    2. Are there bulk discounts? We needs lots of VDS licenses and I heard there are 10 packs for $30 or something?
    3. Is there some Web2.0ish provider from whom I can just rent licenses easily on demand?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    L.A., CA
    There are no volume discounts available from Microsoft, its one price for any number of licenses.
    $39 is high for it, you should be able to get it around $25-$30

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003

    This should cover some of your licensing queries. If you are heavily utilising virtualisation, then there are options to reduce your licensing costs.

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