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Truth about Windows Server licensing with core packs

Microsoft Windows Server licensing is not rocket science. There are a few rules that you need to remember, and as soon as you do, the calculations are easy... Until it comes to purchasing the licences and calculating compliance.

The problem lies with how the licences are sold. They are only available as 2-core packs and 16-core packs. And thus, some dodgy salespeople use that confusion to their advantage to push-sell you more licences than you need.

Are 16-core packs "breakable"? Can you assign half of the licences to one server and the rest to another? Let's look into that together.

Warning: dodgy salespeople may find this video offending their sensitive feelings.

ESSENTIAL READING

► Windows Server in SPLA: https://samexpert.com/microsoft-windows-server-spla-licensing/