[RndTbl] win server licence

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Mon Mar 30 14:06:08 CDT 2020

Also, unless the PC has >32GB RAM or >4 CPU sockets (not cores), the bit
about better using hardware resources is 100% B.S. and is a holdover
from the XP days.  There are plenty of other reasons to use server
instead of workstation licenses, though - the main one that comes to
mind is licensing: it's not legal to service more than 4 (???) remote
clients from a workstation-licensed system, or something like that. 
Also, the TCP stack tuning is set for much higher connection counts on
server, a workstation OS may start refusing connections much sooner than


On 2020-03-30 14:01, Dan Keizer wrote:

> thanks for the info Scott - as you can tell, I'm not a windows guy, so i dont know their licencing.  good to know though.  Dan. 
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 1:59 PM Scott Toderash <scott at 100percenthelpdesk.com> wrote: 
> iirc that's technically not allowed because MS does not let you transfer licenses to another machine, since sometime around XP days.
> (And I don't have any kicking around anyway.)
> Which is why, of course we all like GPL etc.
> There is the monthly option if you sign up for SPLA but it's likely not worth it for just 1 machine since the minimum is around $150/month. But then you could get other licenses for other things too.
> On 2020-03-30 1:48 p.m., Dan Keizer wrote: 
> well, first off this is not for me (honest!) .. 
> a guy I know is looking to run a windows server licence for some specific software vertical he is looking at ... (i asked - they dont have a linux port) 
> the company (no idea who it is) claims the software works best on server licence as it utilizes 
> the hardware better ... 
> he's looking at trying to save money on the licence, so does anyone have 2016 or 2008 server licences on dead machines that can be repurposed?  
> wondering if the likes of MER may as well.... 
> thanks. 
> Dan. 
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