can i use Windows server license 1 key with 2 server

Utsman Al Aydarus 0 Reputation points
2023-07-17T02:56:00.49+00:00

sorry i wanna ask guys, if i have 1 license windows server in 1 transaction 16 core x 2 = 32 core, and than i have 1 key activation. can i using that key with 2 different server? thanks

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,966 Reputation points
    2023-07-17T13:37:42.34+00:00

    Hello there,

    No, you cannot use a single Windows Server license key to activate multiple servers. Each Windows Server license key is typically associated with a specific server and allows for the activation of a single instance of Windows Server.

    When you purchase a Windows Server license, it is usually tied to the hardware or virtual machine (VM) on which it will be installed. Microsoft's licensing terms typically require a separate license for each server or VM running Windows Server.

    Using the same license key on multiple servers would violate the licensing terms and can result in licensing compliance issues. It's important to ensure that you have the appropriate number of licenses to cover each server or VM running Windows Server.

    I used AI provided by ChatGPT to formulate part of this response. I have verified that the information is accurate before sharing it with you.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  2. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2023-07-17T13:46:01.5766667+00:00

    No GPT needed here to answer this. No, you cannot use the same product key to activate two different physical servers. Better option may be to ask the seller to exchange it for two smaller 16 core licenses.

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  3. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2023-07-21T02:41:50.6066667+00:00

    Not sure what is meant? You cannot (legally) use the same product key to activate two different physical servers. Better option may be to ask the seller to exchange it for two smaller 16 core licenses.

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