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Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows Standard Server 2Core ($30.00) - Available on 1 media
    A minimum of 8 core licenses (8x$30.00=$240) is required for each physical processor. You must license a minimum of 2 Procs (even if the machine is a single quad core processor). So, a minimum of 16 core licenses (8 packs of two) is required for each server. 8 core packs need to be purchased for every two virtual machines for standard. All cores need to be licensed for every two virtual machines for the standard version so the datacenter version will be more economical if server is running many virtual machines.
  • Microsoft Windows STD Server ($275.00) - Available on 1 media
    64 bit only / CALs required
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 CAL (free)
    MS Win Server STD Cals are included in our MS campus agreement.
Product Overview:

  • Please go to the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Website for more information on Win Server 2016.
  • Effective October 1st, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is available through Education Volume Licensing. It is important to note that along with the release of the new version, the licensing model for Windows Server has changed as well. As opposed to licensing per processor, Windows Server will now be licensed per core. Core based licensing • All physical cores in the server must be licensed. Servers are licensed based on the number of processor cores in the physical server. • A minimum of 2 processors is required for each physical server. • A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor. • Core licenses will be sold in packs of two. • Eight 2-core packs will be the minimum required to license each physical server. • User/Device CALs for Windows Server will still be required. Editions • Standard Edition – For physical or minimally virtualized environments, provides rights for up to two OSEs or Hyper-V containers when all physical cores in the server are licensed. For every two additional VMs, all the cores in the server have to be licensed again. • Datacenter Edition – For highly virtualized datacenter and cloud environments, provides rights for unlimited OSEs or Hyper-V containers when all of the physical cores in the server are licensed. Pricing • Schools licensing 8 cores or less per processor for Windows Server 2016 will pay the same extended amount as they did when licensed for 2012 R2 (and prior versions) based on the two-processor licensing model.

    Please go to the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Website for more information on Win Server 2012.

  • Buying CALs for v2012? The basic rule is "If you have more devices than users (for example with roaming users), choose per user. If you have more users than devices, choose per device".
  • Version Information:
    Current Version(s): 2016 and 2012 R2 x64 only
    Transitioning to core-based licensing • Schools licensed for Windows Server w/ active Software Assurance (everything under EES Agreements include Software Assurance), may upgrade to Windows Server 2016 at any time. You will remain on the processor model for the life of the agreement. You will be granted a minimum of 8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server licenses for each 2-processor license under your current subscription. You may continue to acquire new Windows Server licenses, under the Processor model through the duration of your agreement – at which time you will need to transition to the Core license model (we will help you determine your license needs at this time ). • Schools not under an EES Agreement, and are not licensed for Windows Server w/ Software Assurance, will need to transition to the new Core Model.
    Azure Hybrid Use Benefit – When/if you are ready to transition workloads to the public cloud, you can leverage your existing investment in Windows Server. The Azure Hybrid Use Benefit lets you bring your on-premises Windows Server license with Software Assurance to Azure. Rather than paying the full price for a new Windows Server virtual machine, you will pay only the base compute rate. Servicing guidelines for Windows Server 2016 The servicing model depends on the installation option you select. Schools who choose the Nano Server installation option will opt into a more active servicing model similar to the experience with Windows 10. Specifically, these periodic releases are known as Current Branch for Business (CBB) releases. This approach supports schools who are moving at a “cloud cadence” of rapid development lifecycles and wish to innovate more quickly. Since this type of servicing continues to provide new features and functionality, Software Assurance is required to deploy and operate Nano Server in production. Schools who choose to install Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience or Server Core will be on the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) model, which comes with 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support.
    Installation Option LTSB servicing model CBB servicing model Server with Desktop Experience Yes No Server Core Yes No Nano Server No Yes I hope this information helps! Please let me know if you would like to have a conversation to further clarify. Bob Smith VP Sales ScholarBuys 877-999-9294 x103