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    Windows 2003 Licenses

    Hello,
    I am moving some operations to a new datacenter (Peer 1 in LA) and will have no internal licensing deals to take advantage of. What is the best way to buy Windows 2003 licenses in a cost effective way? How about cPanel/Plesk/DirectAdmin also?
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    For Windows just get yourself signed up into their SPLA program. You basically just need to be a service provider to qualify, and the process isn't too difficult..
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    On cpanel the minimum purchase goes up to 40 server licenses and/or 200 vps licenses in January. Right now I think it is at 30. On top of that, you give them a $1500 deposit forever, or until you stop using cpanel. Sign the 45 page contract and your in like flint.

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    If you don't use MS SPLA you're breaking the EULA terms (if you're offering hosting).

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    That is absolutely correct.
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    I have signed up and have a pricelist, but it doesn't seem to apply to what I want to do (lease licenses on a monthly basis). Is there anyone who is in the SPLA program that can give me a basic price breakdown for Windows Web, Standard, and Enterprise Servers when leased monthly on a low volume basis?
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    SPLA only offers prices on a monthly basis so I'm not sure how it wouldn't work.

    I don't believe we're allowed to reveal our pricing. A quick search on Google reveals some old price lists though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John[H4Y]
    I have signed up and have a pricelist, but it doesn't seem to apply to what I want to do (lease licenses on a monthly basis). Is there anyone who is in the SPLA program that can give me a basic price breakdown for Windows Web, Standard, and Enterprise Servers when leased monthly on a low volume basis?
    The SPLA applies to you if you are leasing servers. There is no way around it...you MUST sign with Microsoft/Software Spectrum to be fully legal.

    The price list is very clear and easy to follow, so you probably have the wrong list if it doesn't make sense for you.
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