Commercial Licensing reference guide Windows Server 2016

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Microsoft Commercial Licensing reference guide for Windows Server 2016. Introduction, This guide can help Microsoft Commercial Licensing customers understand how Windows Server 2016 is licensed through. Microsoft Commercial Licensing programs This guide is for informational purposes and does not supersede or replace any. documentation covering Windows Server 2016 licensing. Specific license terms for Windows Server 2016 are defined in the Microsoft Commercial Licensing Product Terms the. Microsoft Commercial Licensing agreement under which it was acquired and or its original equipment manufacturer OEM. or Retail Software License Terms This licensing guide is not a legal use rights document Program specifications and business. rules are subject to change, For complete details and information on licensing refer to the Product Terms for Commercial Licensing use rights or the End. User License Agreement for OEM and retail Additional information about Windows Server 2016 including the latest version. of this guide is available on the Microsoft Commercial Licensing website. October 2017 2, Microsoft Commercial Licensing reference guide for Windows Server 2016. Table of contents,Introduction 2,Table of contents 3. Product overview 4,Edition overview and comparison 4.
Feature overview and comparison 5,Server licensing overview 6. Virtualization rights 6,Nano Server licensing 7, Determining the required number of core licenses 7. Minimum requirements for Standard and Datacenter editions 7. Licensing requirements of additional OSEs for Standard edition 8. Server access licensing overview 8,Structure and application of access licenses 8. Requirements for internal users Client Access License CAL 9. Requirements for external users Client Access License CAL and or External Connector EC 10. Use of Client Access Licenses CALs or External Connectors ECs 10. Software Assurance benefits 10,Disaster recovery rights 11. Software Assurance migrations and license grants 12. Version upgrade rights Windows Server Essentials edition 12. Core license grant Windows Server Standard and Datacenter editions 12. Original equipment manufacturer OEM licenses enrollment into Software Assurance 12. Software Assurance core license grants 12, Core license grants examples for Datacenter edition 13.
Core License grants examples for Standard edition 14. Additional Core License grants Microsoft Inventory Solutions 15. Additional Core License grants Microsoft Software Inventory Logging Aggregator SILA 16. Software Assurance migration rights by purchase program 17. How Windows Server 2016 licenses are sold 18,Commercial Licensing 19. Server and Cloud Enrollment SCE 19,Channel availability 19. Availability through Commercial Licensing programs 20. Volume Activation 20,Downgrade rights 21,Planning for Windows Server 2016 21. Frequently asked licensing questions FAQ 22,Licensing definitions 31. For more information 32,October 2017 3, Microsoft Commercial Licensing reference guide for Windows Server 2016.
Product overview, Windows Server 2016 is the cloud ready operating system that supports current workloads while introducing innovative. technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when a customer is ready It delivers powerful new layers of. security along with Microsoft Azure inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power business. Strengthen security starting at the operating system Customers can help prevent malicious attacks and detect. suspicious activity where it matters their operating system and workloads Rely on security features built into Windows. Server 2016 to control privileged access protect virtual machines and harden the platform against emerging threats. Learn more about security features, Be more efficient with a software defined datacenter Customers can bring flexibility and control to their datacenter. while lowering costs with software defined compute storage and networking The datacenter can run with an. automated and resilient operating system and customers can access many of the same cloud efficient features found in. Microsoft Azure datacenters Learn more about software defined datacenter features. Innovate faster with cloud ready application workloads Customers can securely deploy and run their existing. applications on Windows Server 2016 to transform them into new cloud native models Help developers to innovate and. create on premises and cloud applications using the latest technology containers microservices and Nano Server. Learn more about enterprise application features,Edition overview and comparison. The Windows Server 2016 product is streamlined and simple making it easy for customers to choose the edition that is right. for their needs Choose from three primary editions of Windows Server based on organization size as well as virtualization. and datacenter requirements, Datacenter edition is ideal for highly virtualized and software defined datacenter environments. Standard edition is ideal for customers with low density or non virtualized environments. Essentials edition is a cloud connected first server ideal for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Essentials is a good option for customers currently using the Foundation edition which is not available with Windows. Server 2016,Service role Datacenter Standard Essentials.
Active Directory Certificate,Active Directory Domain. Active Directory Federation,Active Directory Lightweight. Directory Services,Active Directory Rights,Management Service6. Device Health Attestation,DHCP Server,Domain Name System. DNS Server,Fax Server,October 2017 4, Microsoft Commercial Licensing reference guide for Windows Server 2016.
File Services 3,Host Guardian Service,Network Controller. Network Policy and Access,Print Doc Services,Remote Access 4. Remote Desktop Services7 5,UDDI Services,Volume Activation Services. Web Server IIS,Windows Deployment,Windows Server Essentials. Experience,Windows Server Update,Services WSUS,Automatically Installed Configured.
Limited to creating Certificate Authorities there are no other Active Directory Certificate Services features Network Device. Enrollment Services Online Responder Service See Active Directory Certificate Services role documentation on TechNet. for more information, If Active Directory DS role is installed must be root of forest and domain and have all FSMO roles. The data de duplication feature is not available, Limited to 50 RRAS connections 10 IAS connections Direct Access and VPN are supported. Only the RD Gateway role service is installed and configured other RDS role services including RD Session Host are not. Requires additive access license for Windows Server Active Directory Rights Management Services. Requires additive access license for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services with the exception of using the Remote. Web Access feature of the Essentials edition,Feature overview and comparison. As with prior versions Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter editions include the core functionality of Windows. Server and offer different virtualization rights New features were added to both editions of Windows Server 2016 including. Host Guardian Service and Nano Server Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition includes additional features such as. Shielded Virtual Machines software defined networking Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica For more information. on features visit the Windows Server 2016 product page. Feature Datacenter Standard Essentials,Core functionality of. Windows Server,Operating system,environment OSEs Hyper V Unlimited Two1 One2.
containers,October 2017 5, Microsoft Commercial Licensing reference guide for Windows Server 2016. Windows Server containers Unlimited Unlimited,Host Guardian Service X X. Nano Server3 X X,Shielded Virtual Machines X,Networking stack X. Storage features including,Storage Spaces Direct and X. Storage Replica, Windows Server Standard edition permits use of one running instance of the server software in the physical OSE on the.
licensed server in addition to two virtual OSEs if the physical OSE is used solely to host and manage the virtual OSEs. Windows Server Essentials edition allows one OSE to run the Windows Server Essentials software only. 3 Software Assurance is required to deploy and operate Nano Server. Server licensing overview, With the launch of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition and Windows Server 2016 Standard edition Windows Server. licensing transitioned from being processor based to being core based For both Standard and Datacenter editions the. number of core licenses required equals the number of physical cores on the licensed server subject to a minimum of 8 core. licenses per physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses per server Core licenses are sold in 2 packs and 16 packs. For complete details and information on licensing refer to the Product Terms. Attribute Datacenter Standard Essentials, Licensing model Per Core CAL Per Core CAL Specialty servers2. License type Core license Core license Server license. OSEs Hyper V containers Unlimited Two One4,Windows Server containers Unlimited Unlimited. All physical cores on the server must be licensed subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor and a. minimum of 16 core licenses per server, Windows Server Essentials edition server is for either one or two processor servers. Windows Server Standard edition permits use of one running instance of the server software in the physical OSE on the. licensed server in addition to two virtual OSEs if the physical OSE is used solely to host and manage the virtual OSEs. Windows Server Essentials edition permits use of one running instance of the server software in the physical OSE on the. licensed server in addition to one virtual OSE if the physical OSE is used solely to host and manage the virtual OSE. Virtualization rights, Datacenter edition When all physical cores on the server are licensed Windows Server Datacenter edition provides.
rights to use unlimited operating system environments OSEs or Hyper V containers and unlimited Windows Server. containers on the licensed server, Standard edition When all physical cores on the server are licensed Windows Server Standard edition provides rights. to use two Operating System Environments OSEs or Hyper V containers and unlimited Windows Server containers on. the licensed server, For example a 2 processor server with 8 cores per processor requires 16 core licenses in other words one 16 pack of. core licenses or eight 2 packs of core licenses and gives rights to two OSEs or two Hyper V containers In the case of. this example for each additional two OSEs or two Hyper V containers the customer wishes to use an additional 16. core licenses must be assigned to the server,October 2017 6. Microsoft Commercial Licensing reference guide for Windows Server 2016. Standard edition permits use of one running instance of the server software in the physical OSE on the licensed server. in addition to two virtual OSEs if the physical OSE is used solely to host and manage the virtual OSEs. Essentials edition Each server license provides rights to use one running instance of the server software in either a. physical OSE or virtual OSE on the licensed server. Nano Server licensing, Nano Server is an elective deployment option that provides a more active servicing model which is similar to the experience. with Windows 10 These periodic releases are known as Current Branch for Business CBB This approach supports customers. who are moving at a cloud cadence of rapid development lifecycles and wish to innovate more quickly With the Current. Branch for Business CBB servicing model Nano Server continues to receive new features and functionality. For this reason Software Assurance is required to deploy and operate Nano Server Customers with active Software. Assurance on Windows Server Standard or Datacenter licenses may install and use the Nano Server deployment option. Active Software Assurance is also required on Windows Server Base CALs If the customer is licensed to access to advanced. server functionality such as Remote Desktop Services active Software Assurance is also required on those applicable. Windows Server Additive CALs,Learn more about Nano Server.
Determining the required number of core licenses, Server software licensing for Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter editions requires core licenses For each server. the number of core licenses required equals the number of physical cores on the licensed server subject to a minimum of 8. core licenses per physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses per server Core licenses are sold in 2 packs and 16. packs For complete details on server licensing refer to the Product Terms. Minimum requirements for Standard and Datacenter editions. The table below provides examples for various server configurations and the minimum number of core licenses required. Standard When all cores on the server are licensed subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor and. a minimum of 16 core licenses per server Standard has rights to use two OSEs or two Hyper V containers and unlimited. Windows Server containers, Datacenter When all cores on the server are licensed subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor. Microsoft Commercial Licensing reference guide for Windows Server 2016 October 2017 4 Product overview Windows Server 2016 is the cloud ready operating system that supports current workloads while introducing innovative technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when a customer is ready It delivers powerful new layers of

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