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    windows dedicated provider???

    hi im in search of a windows deicated provider that provides Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition or is willing to sell extra licences for windows 2003 for vps use as my understanding of licensing is that with windows 2003 r2 you can use for unlimited virtualization (vps) i tried with my current provider (fdc) but they are unwilling to sell me windows 2003 license on its own they require me to purchase virtuosso too

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    Quote Originally Posted by iand
    hi im in search of a windows deicated provider that provides Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition or is willing to sell extra licences for windows 2003 for vps use as my understanding of licensing is that with windows 2003 r2 you can use for unlimited virtualization (vps) i tried with my current provider (fdc) but they are unwilling to sell me windows 2003 license on its own they require me to purchase virtuosso too
    Just for clarification, you'd need Datacenter Edition for unlimited VPS capability

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...highavail.mspx

    - Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgriffin
    Just for clarification, you'd need Datacenter Edition for unlimited VPS capability

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...highavail.mspx

    - Mike
    Just curious, how many VPS can we host on Win2K3 STD?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgriffin
    Just for clarification, you'd need Datacenter Edition for unlimited VPS capability

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...highavail.mspx

    - Mike
    just for clarification you will need standard r2 eenterprise for unlimited vps capability i spoke with microsoft before posting here and they told me windows 2003 r2 enterprise unlimited virtualization (vps)from my understandiing

    win20ws 2003 web standard enterprise 4 vps

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv.../overview.mspx

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition Use Rights
    Microsoft has added two important licensing benefits to Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition. First, under a single license on a server, you may run up to four instances of the server software in virtual operating system environments on that server (only one instance per virtual operating system environment). Second, if you are licensed for Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, you may run an instance of Standard Edition in place of Enterprise Edition in any of those virtual operating system environments. Customers will find key benefits in licensing Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition as their virtualization platform but may still need to run Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition within the virtual machines. Microsoft has enabled this scenario as a significant benefit to licensing Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition.

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition Use Rights
    Run Unlimited Virtualization Instances of Windows Server
    Starting October 1, 2006, customers have the use rights to run an unlimited number of virtualized instances of Windows Server on processors licensed with new Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition licenses. The use rights also allow the choice of running Windows Server 2003 R2 (or previous version) Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition and Datacenter Edition as the host operating system and in the virtual instances. In addition to Windows Server and Microsoft Virtual Server, the use rights apply to any virtualization technology or host operating system, although they may need to be acquired, licensed and supported separately from third-parties


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    I didn't got that
    to have VPS you will need some like Virtuozzo
    or VMWare, and I can't see why on standart edition you can' thave more than 4 servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgriffin
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv.../overview.mspx

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition Use Rights
    Microsoft has added two important licensing benefits to Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition. First, under a single license on a server, you may run up to four instances of the server software in virtual operating system environments on that server (only one instance per virtual operating system environment). Second, if you are licensed for Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, you may run an instance of Standard Edition in place of Enterprise Edition in any of those virtual operating system environments. Customers will find key benefits in licensing Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition as their virtualization platform but may still need to run Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition within the virtual machines. Microsoft has enabled this scenario as a significant benefit to licensing Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition.

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition Use Rights
    Run Unlimited Virtualization Instances of Windows Server
    Starting October 1, 2006, customers have the use rights to run an unlimited number of virtualized instances of Windows Server on processors licensed with new Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition licenses. The use rights also allow the choice of running Windows Server 2003 R2 (or previous version) Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition and Datacenter Edition as the host operating system and in the virtual instances. In addition to Windows Server and Microsoft Virtual Server, the use rights apply to any virtualization technology or host operating system, although they may need to be acquired, licensed and supported separately from third-parties


    - Mike
    Thanks Mike for clarifiing that looks like the person i spoke to at microsoft hasnt got a clue

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