Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard License

Aloaye 21 Reputation points
2020-12-22T08:01:22.667+00:00

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard - License - 2 Core Volume - Microsoft Open License - Single Language - PC
Mfr #: 9EM-00653

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard - License - 16 Core Volume - Microsoft Open License - Single Language - PC
Mfr #: 9EM-00652

Please my friend uses only the 2 Core Volume license on his server and it works fine. But the licensing datasheet shows that you need a 16 Core license for such a physical server with a single processor of 4cores.

Please can anyone explain how this manages to work for him. because he doesn't know either.

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Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Jenny Feng 13,666 Reputation points
    2020-12-22T08:30:21.337+00:00

    @Aloaye
    Hi,

    The licensing datasheet is for VMs, for example if you need your host to run three VMs instead of two. You need to meet the minimum.
    So if you have 16 or more cores, then you must license all of those cores again in order to get permission to spin up two more VMs.

    If you have no need for VMs, then they are working fine.

    Hope above information can help you.

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  1. John, Harry 1 Reputation point
    2021-10-21T13:59:44.803+00:00

    Please could you clarify the following:

    A server with 1 physical CPU that has 4 cores can be licensed for Windows Server 2019 Standard with a 2 core license (9EM-00653) if there is no need to run VMs on the server?

    Thank you