What you will be purchasing:
1 x Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 2 Core Addon Digital Product License Key with installation media.
Language: English (multiple-languages available)
License: 1 PC/Server
Microsoft Windows Server Licensing can become a complex topic when it comes to software licensing. With so many options and variables involved it can become confusing as to which product it is you require and if there is any addons alongside the product you need alongside it. Even the most brilliant minds can become confused as to the product and licensing when it comes to Server..
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If you know what you are purchasing you can go ahead and purchase. Alternatively contact us and we can clarify the exact product whether it is SQL Server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows Server or just a Remote Desktop Client Access License(CAL) or User CAL's / Device CAL's we do have all these products available.
You may also purchase and leave a note or message when completing checkout and one of our support representatives will confirm the license prior to delivering it to you if you are confident about your purchase or have purchased before.
We have Licenses for SQL / Sharepoint / Windows Server & Exchange. You can see the individual categories above in the SERVER category to purchase as well as the Client Access License category in addition to purchase additional CAL's.
Windows Server Licensing is pretty straightforward when deciding on your requirements. Once you have your virtual server or physical server ready and require an operating system license you need to decide on the variant to see if it is suitable for your needs. Whether you require 2008/2012/2016/2019 and one of its many variants (R2/Datacenter / Essentials / Standard ) etc You will need the Operating System License initially to get your server going.
Once you have your Windows Server License installed; you have equipped your Windows Server with a Windows Server License you then need Client Access Licenses (CALS for short) to allow users or devices to be able to connect to that server. So therefor every user (or device) needs a license to connect to the server. You must purchase a CAL for EVERY user or device that connects or accesses the Windows Server Operating System.
Here is where it gets confusing.
Do you license the USER's, DEVICE's? How, what, how do you know the CAL's you need? This is where it gets confusing.
There are three different types of CAL's: User CAL's, Device CAL's and Remote Desktop Service (RDS) CAL's.
USER CAL's - Organisations purchase USER CAL's for each person who accesses the server to use its services irregardless of the number of devices they use for that access. Thius is particalrly useful if you have multiple devices per person in your business so that only one CAL is needed to roam your corporate network.
DEVICE CAL's - Organisations purchase DEVICE CAL's for every device that accesses the server irregardless of the number of people in that organisation. This is particarly useful if you have part time staff or shift workers who need access to the server.
Remote Desktop Services CAL's (previously Terminal Services CAL's) must be purchased to combine the Windows Server Operating System and the Remote Desktop Service Components. These are for business's where the users need to access programs on the desktop remotely. Therefor if you use remote desktop services you will need BOTH a Windows USER or DEVICE CAL as well as a RDS USER or DEVICE CAL for EACH user or device
Microsoft Exchange Server is a popular Email / mail server and calendaring server. It runs exclusively on Windows Server operating systems and is designed by Microsoft.
Microsoft SharePoint License is a webbased collaborative platform tool that integrates with Microsoft Office. Microsoft SharePoint is as a highly configurable document management and storage system tool designed by Microsoft and used by many organisations globally.
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system which controls data storage, processing and security. It includes an engine that processes commands and queries combined with a storage engine that manages database files, tables, pages, indexes, data buffers and transactions. SQL Server is a software product which primarily stores and retrieves data requested by other software applications wither locally on the same pc or across a network.
As with any Microsoft Server License - Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are unsure as to which product to buy or if you have a query - however large or small - we are always eager to help.