Can I still buy Windows Server r2 or software? I have an older server that management would like to save if they could. It should run r2 or If you purchase a Volume License edition, you would be purchasing Server but you would have downgrade rights to No, but you can buy Server and use downgrade rights to install or , if you need to. Would I be able to downgrade r2 to as well as r2? Also, is the licensing by core or socket? I understand is by core. If you license the server with you must conform to 's per core licensing model irrespective of what version you actually downgrade to.
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The datacenter I rent from tells me I can get a SPLA key and input it into the windows server OS and that will stop me from having to rent the OS from them while not having to reinstall windows. The above link gets you microsoft support for Win server,edit the L. According to this page, SPLA is for service providers like the one you rent from.
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