Windows Licensing for Windows Server 2019

Majumdar, Anjan 1 Reputation point

Hi Gurus,

I need your guidance on a below setup.

I have 3 HP Gen 10 380 ESXi 6.7 host with Intel Pentium Gold Processors.

We need to run multiple windows 2019 VM's which will be running different applications.

Can anyone guide me which version of windows 2019 standard/ Datacenter is better for installation.

Also how the Windows licensing works. Pointing me to a easy and good to understand document will be very helpful as well.

Thanks in Advance.


Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Leon Laude 85,676 Reputation points

    Hi anonymous user,

    Please 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 39,416 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    The Windows Server 2019 editions are quite similar in features. The only difference lies in the limits and a few unique product features. While the Standard Edition is suitable for small virtualized environments, the Datacenter edition is perfect for highly virtualized and cloud-based environments.

    You can compare the Pros and cons of both and make a decision which suits you the best.

    Comparison of Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2019


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