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Server 2019 Licensing Question

Go to solution Solved by Anghammarad,

as for the pure Licensing infromation:

 

Windows Server 2016 and 2019 are licensed per CPU Core. (no HT pure cores) 

 

So you need at least the number of licences as you got cores in the system you want to install it.

 

Then as for Hyper V. One correct set of licences of the Standart edtition allows you 2 installations. But no cross version... when you get 2019 you are allowed to setup 2x 2019 on the system, same with 2016. 

 

so one 2019/2016 (depending on the licence you bought) and another in the hyper V on that machine.

 

Downgrading, afaik is only for enterprise volume/select contracts with software assurance. 

 

 

If I buy a windows server 2019 oem license off ebay, can I host a windows server 2016 standard hyper-v vm? Also, where can I find a server 2016 standard iso? I can only find the datacenter and the essentials iso on the microsoft website.

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16 minutes ago, ShadySocks said:

Also, where can I find a server 2016 standard iso?

Anyone other than Microsoft distributing the .iso-file would be a copyright violation and technically be piracy and, well, as per the forum-rules, we cannot help you with piracy. You're going to have to find that somewhere else, sorry.

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as for the pure Licensing infromation:

 

Windows Server 2016 and 2019 are licensed per CPU Core. (no HT pure cores) 

 

So you need at least the number of licences as you got cores in the system you want to install it.

 

Then as for Hyper V. One correct set of licences of the Standart edtition allows you 2 installations. But no cross version... when you get 2019 you are allowed to setup 2x 2019 on the system, same with 2016. 

 

so one 2019/2016 (depending on the licence you bought) and another in the hyper V on that machine.

 

Downgrading, afaik is only for enterprise volume/select contracts with software assurance. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, WereCatf said:

Anyone other than Microsoft distributing the .iso-file would be a copyright violation and technically be piracy and, well, as per the forum-rules, we cannot help you with piracy. You're going to have to find that somewhere else, sorry.

I was looking on the microsoft website and I can't find it,

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Just now, ShadySocks said:

I was looking on the microsoft website and I can't find it,

Yes, I understood that already, but I can't help you.

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Turns out standard and datacenter edition use the same iso. Thanks anyway.

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