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    Windows Server 2008 Questions

    If I buy a Windows Server 2003 or 2008, whould I be buying a operating system for only one server can be install on many servers, or if limited how many servers?

    Thanks.

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    i think you cant buy "windows server xxxx" instead of that you can buy "windows server xxxx yy edition zz amount license"

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    It depends on what type of license you want to buy. If your budget is low, I would recommend leasing one rather then actually buying it.

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    Could you provide more information on the versions of Windows 2003 or 2008 you are considering? Have you tried calling to speak with a Microsoft sales representative?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityDA View Post
    Could you provide more information on the versions of Windows 2003 or 2008 you are considering? Have you tried calling to speak with a Microsoft sales representative?
    Well likes like say Windows 2008 Standard Edition.

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    Its usually per server or per cpu. If you will be doing hosting use spla. Best bet is to get a dedicated server with windows included.

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    You can't buy 1 windows license and install it on 100 systems (for example).
    It's mostly 1 license per system.

    If you use it for hosting purposes, go for an SPLA license with a dedicated hosting provider if you also take a server there.
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    If you can wait for one month, windows 2008 R2 was just RTM'd and will be publicly avaiable in August. And Microsoft is trying very hard to price it right to attract 1Socket to 2S web tier servers to switch to Windows Server OS, so I expect them to be more aggressive with R2 than 2003 or 2008R1.

    If you can't wait for one month, then license windows 2003 for web tier and license 2008R1 for Database tier.

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    Ok yeah thanks everyone.

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    I would strongly recommend you install 64bit Windows 2008 Core. You get all of the services minus the GUI overhead. The performance increases with the disk I/O, self-healing NTFS and address space allocation for system resources alone are worth ditching 2003. IMHO
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