Do I need a separate license for Windows Server 200X to run a warm standby server?
I have a Windows Server 2003 machine running SQL Server 2005. I also have a Windows Server 2008 machine running SQL Server 2005. I know I'm good on the SQL Server 2005 licensing to run a warm standby with log shipping. But I cannot find any documentation on licensing the windows 200X in this situation.
I'm planning on bringing up 1 new server running Windows Server 200X (2003 or 2008). The only thing this will be used for is Disaster Recovery. No users or apps will be talking to this server.