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    Where to buy SPLA Windows Server License

    Hello, our collocation provider don't sell SPLA windows server licenses and I need to setup a dedicated server with Windows Web Edition, so I'm now looking where can I buy the license for this server, can you tell me who can sell me this kind of license?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    I would say ebay, newegg or any other microsoft reseller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsricardo View Post
    Hello, our collocation provider don't sell SPLA windows server licenses and I need to setup a dedicated server with Windows Web Edition, so I'm now looking where can I buy the license for this server, can you tell me who can sell me this kind of license?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Directly from MS. You have to sign contract and they won't issue just 1 server license. If you need 1 server license, go to retail store and buy it.

    But you wont get DC and Entp versions in stores. You need partnership with MS for this

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    If someone already have the SPLA Agreement with MS can sell me the license?

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    He wants Web edition, the watered down version.

    This is what you want: http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...spx?EDC=863661
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsricardo View Post
    Hello, our collocation provider don't sell SPLA windows server licenses and I need to setup a dedicated server with Windows Web Edition, so I'm now looking where can I buy the license for this server, can you tell me who can sell me this kind of license?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    PM me for my contact's info @ HP. I don't want to post it here without her permission.

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    are you looking to own to lease?

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    You can't buy SPLA licenses, nor is Newegg or CDW the place to go. The only license that can be used for doing web hosting is SPLA, not purchased licenses. You sign up for SPLA through an authorized reseller.

    See: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceprov...ing/howto.mspx

    I go through Ingram Micro and am quite happy, have a very simple sign up process and responsive reps. To sign up, just need to fill out a few forms, email them the paperwork, and then its usually a few business days and you'll have your login info for downloads and keys.
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    Insight is pretty good as well, they have a nice management interface. But ultimately the pricing is all the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VN-Ken View Post
    Insight is pretty good as well, they have a nice management interface. But ultimately the pricing is all the same.
    I second Insight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zendzipr View Post
    I second Insight...
    I'll third Insight. we setup with them recently, and the process was quick and painless, and reporting is pretty easy and straightforward as well. You can just pull up the previous month and make edits to that instead of inputting everything from scratch every month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsricardo View Post
    Hello, our collocation provider don't sell SPLA windows server licenses and I need to setup a dedicated server with Windows Web Edition, so I'm now looking where can I buy the license for this server, can you tell me who can sell me this kind of license?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Just throwing this information out, because I've encountered this as a problem with Web edition.

    Server 2003 Web Edition only supports 2GB of ram
    Server 2008 Web (32 bit) supports a max of 4GB ram
    Server 2008 Web (64 bit) supports up to 32GB's of ram


    source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...ws_server_2008

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    I don't think you can go directly to MS and you definitely can't buy an SPLA license. We use Insight. You might also want to check with your DC as they are sometimes resellers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qgyen View Post
    You can't buy SPLA licenses, nor is Newegg or CDW the place to go. The only license that can be used for doing web hosting is SPLA, not purchased licenses. You sign up for SPLA through an authorized reseller.

    See: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceprov...ing/howto.mspx
    Good answer, and it bears repeating. You CANNOT use any other license, except SPLA, if you are going to be hosting websites of others. You can use other licenses (retail, oem, volume) if you are ONLY hosting YOUR OWN websites.

    Casting my vote for an MS partner, we have been using Insight for about 4 years and are very satisfied with their responsiveness. Pricing is of course the same no matter who you use, so go with who you think gives the best service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekweta View Post
    Casting my vote for an MS partner, we have been using Insight for about 4 years and are very satisfied with their responsiveness. Pricing is of course the same no matter who you use, so go with who you think gives the best service.
    our SPLA reseller is dell. And no pricing is not the same no matter who you use. they all have their own small markups they put in. very very minor and it changes every month as microsofts SPLA pricing can and often does change monthly. but very very minor changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhw View Post
    I'll third Insight. we setup with them recently, and the process was quick and painless, and reporting is pretty easy and straightforward as well. You can just pull up the previous month and make edits to that instead of inputting everything from scratch every month.
    We've been a customer with Insight for several years now. They do an excellent job. PM me if you need contact information.
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