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Virtual Machine licence for Windows 2012 Standard RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi 

    I am pretty new to Hyper-V and confused with the licencing. 

    We bought a HP machine with Windows 2008 R2 Standard on it. Due to the memory limit of 32GB, we have just purchased Windows 2012 Standard. 

    I upgraded the windows 2008 R2 standard to Windows 2012 Standard and installed Hyper-V on it. 

    What I am confused is my understanding is that I should be able to install 2 virtual machines of Windows 2012 Standard using the same key on the server. Is that right? 

    I used the same key to upgrade to 2012 Standard but failed to activate Windows 2012 std virtual machine. 

    Cheers

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 6:46 AM