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Can you help me with my software licensing issue?

It is said here that Windows Server 2012 Standard allows you to install it on one 2-processor machine and run up to two VMs of itself.

But what's about other guest OSes? Can't find anything about that.

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What did Microsoft say when you asked them? –  John Gardeniers Sep 8 '12 at 23:09
    
Short answer is yes. There were a few articles about the fact that if you're not virtualising Windows Servers, the new 2012 standard license can be very cost effective, e.g. brianmadden.com/blogs/gabeknuth/archive/2012/07/19/… –  M Afifi Sep 9 '12 at 23:20

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Since this is a MS-licensing policy about w2k12 I would say this is not about anything else but the needed number of licences for it. So for other OSes you need a licence for that OS to run it as VM.

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So, I can run hundreds of linux VMs with one 2012 server? –  Gman Sep 9 '12 at 13:10
    
@Gman I would say yes. But can you post the exact EULA-text or provide a link to it? –  Nils Sep 10 '12 at 20:41

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