[RndTbl] win server licence
ve4drk at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 14:10:44 CDT 2020
thanks Adam ... he had been told performance was better .. so - that's what
i know ... i dont think the issue is multi-connections. tells me he needs
to look at this better to find out the real goods.
will see where this ends up going :-)
On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 2:06 PM Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net> wrote:
> 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 anticipated.
> 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
>> 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....
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