Windows Server 2012 and Windows 10 guest OS

Jovsap 146 Reputation points


I'd like to know if below setup is possible and also the required license.

1 physical server(8 Core, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard) acts as a file server and hyper-v host for 3VMs (1 with Server OS and 2 Windows 10 as guest OS).

Thank you,

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Leon Laude 85,566 Reputation points

    Hi anonymous usersap,

    A Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard license entitles up to two (2) VOSEs (Virtual Operating System Environments) on up to two
    processors, if you have more than two (2) VMs you will be required to buy additional licenses.

    Please also note that these are technical forums, and is not meant for providing legal advice on licensing. licensing questions are best asked directly to a trained Microsoft licensing specialist.

    You can contact Microsoft directly and discuss your licensing needs -

    You'll also find some licensing information here:


    If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you!

    Best regards,

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,156 Reputation points

    Hello anonymous usersap

    as already mentioned no legal advices and information on licensing is supposed to be given here in the forum and it is better to contact directly Microsoft licensing. In addition you can gather information on Supported Windows guest operating systems for Hyper-V on Windows Server here:

    Hope this helps with your query!

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