Windows Server SPLA ( Service Provider License Agreement) licensing calculator
Windows Server Standard and Datacenter editions are licensed per physical cores. Each Core License (CL) allows an unlimited number of users to access the server software installed on the licensed server. Remote Desktop/App users need also one Windows Server Remote Desktop Service SAL (Subscriber Access License) per user.
- Minimum of 8 cores per processor
- License sold in 2 core pack
- With Windows Server Standard you need to cover all cores again for 1 more virtual instance (OSE/VM)
- Windows Server Datacenter includes unlimited virtual instances (OSE/VM)