And you want to know how to license it? As I read it, you need to either purchase a VDA subscription (don’t ask me how this is done) or purchase VL with SA in order to be able to host one desktop in HyperV if you plan to have other servers being hosted as well.
If you wanted to only host ONE desktop and only that ONE desktop you could use a retail license – not OEM. But that’s kinda silly.
But bottom line, want to host one virtualized desktop operating system? Get VL and SA to be legal.
See discussion with Cliff on the email@example.com listserve for more nuances and details.
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials.
Okay so what is this?
To be clear it’s not Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard. It has no feature set from the Storage server line.
It’s a new OEM only sku… or rather a price point. It’s the Standard server os with the Essentials role, so it needs to BE a domain controller or SEE a domain controller. It can’t be merely a workgroup computer (unfortunately).
So think of it as a low cost/OEM only/has to be or see a domain controller but still provide the Essentials role/feature set.
So? What do you think of it now?
Will you consider it for your client base?