Mon, Sep 9 2013 21:36
Good news, bad news
Good news is that Server 2012 R2 RTM, Windows 8.1 pro RTM and Server 2012 R2 Essentials RTM is up on TechNet and MSDN.
The bad news is that the licensing we thought we understood, we didn't understand.
If you exercise downgrade rights and install Essentials sku, you need RDS cals. That's right boys and girls, that old "the parent licensing drives the licensing of all of the children" rule just nailed us.
And yes, if you want to deploy the OEM only HyperV that is discussed there it gives you no rights to install a second deployment of a child server. It's a single deployment right for JUST that Essentials sku.
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