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I am having 8 users windows 2019 standard sever licences product key for 8 physical servers.

If I want to create 4 more Virtual Machine, can I use the same product key of 8 physical server product key?

Can I use one windows 2019 OS standard server product key for one physical server and two virtual machine?

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For one 16 core standard edition licence I can use either (2 physical server) or (1 physical server and 1 Virtual Machine) or ( 2 Virtual Machine) only.

Assuming the host has no more than 16 cores then this is enough to license a single physical host one time. On that host you can install hyper-v role (no other roles) and then stand up two virtual machines.

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Some general info
- Each host needs to be licensed.
- A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses is required for each server.
- Core licenses are sold in packs of two.
- Standard Edition provides rights for up to 2 Operating System Environments or Windows Servers containers with Hyper-V isolation when all physical cores in the server are licensed. For each additional 1 or 2 VMs, all the physical cores in the server must be licensed again.
- DataCenter Edition provides rights for unlimited Operating System Environments or Windows Servers containers with Hyper-V isolation when all physical cores in the server are licensed.
https://download.microsoft.com/download/7/C/E/7CED6910-C7B2-4196-8C55-208EE0B427E2/Windows_Server_2019_licensing_datasheet_EN_US.pdf

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I am having 16 core licenses for 8 servers.
Standard Edition provides rights for up to 2 Operating System Environments, this means I can use additionally 8 Virtual Machine /physical server environments.

For one 16 core standard edition licence I can use either (2 physical server) or (1 physical server and 1 Virtual Machine) or ( 2 Virtual Machine) only.

I can't use more than two times?

Am I right? Pls clarify.


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