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RE: [Xen-users] How do I get Windows licenses for virtual machines?

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Subject: RE: [Xen-users] How do I get Windows licenses for virtual machines?
From: Nathan Eisenberg <nathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 14:08:09 -0800
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] How do I get Windows licenses for virtual machines?
Sounds like a buy/buyback program, a SPLA and Server 200x Web are a perfect 
fit, then. :-)

For a SPLA - Essentially, you just track how many licenses of x you are using a 
month, report that, and write a check.  Be careful with the tracking, though - 
if they come audit you and your numbers are wrong, heaven help you!  You're 
lucky, the monthly SPLA licensing cost for Web edition is like... 
~$10.00/mo/proc/instance (as of a year ago, anyways).

Sadly, I don't have any example buyback contracts on hand as I don't encounter 
this problem in my current line of business.  I doubt it's anything 
particularly complex, though.

Best Regards,
Nathan Eisenberg

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