Does Microsoft Windows Server 2019 require separate license for setting up NPS ?

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What types of licenses are required for building a Microsoft NPS server ?

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  1. Sunny Qi 10,896 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi ,

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  2. Deron Braun 81 Reputation points

    > What types of licenses are required for building a Microsoft NPS server ?

    Since NPS is a service of Windows Server this will depend on whether you are setting this up on an existing Operating System Environment (OSE) or on its own separate OSE. If you will be running a separate OSE for NPS, you must license the OSE.

    Remember, when licensing Windows Server, you must license each physical server/host that the OSE will run on. This is whether primary or backup. Windows Server licensing does not support Licensing Mobility Rights, therefore each server that could ever host the OSE must have its own licensing to support the OSE. Windows Server is, and always has been, licensed to the hardware not the OSE. If the hardware does not have a license for the ISO, you may not legally run it on that hardware

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