which version of Windows Server 2012 will I need?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Draugauth, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Draugauth

    Draugauth Limp Gawd

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    I'll have around 10-15 computers plus some media players connecting to it. server hardware isn't a problem as I have that.

    Thanks in advance

    PS it will be running under Windows Hyper-V Server or ESXi most likely. May have it run on the bare metal instead and use the Hyper-V Role. Not sure yet on that one.
     
  2. D-EJ915

    D-EJ915 Gawd

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  3. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    what do you need to run under server 2012 exactly?
     
  4. Draugauth

    Draugauth Limp Gawd

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    Well I'll be running a file/media server, DHCP server, Hyper-V unless I run Hyper-V on bare metal then I won't need the role. And to also play around with the different features. I'm trying to get back into IT after being out of it for around a decade now.

    D-EJ915: That would be perfect to be honest. the User limits is the problem I am seeing and if it doesn't include the Hyper-V role that is fine. I can run Hyper-V Server and run 2012 as a VM.

    Ok what does Client Access License mean? I'm leaning towards the standard edition so I can play with fail over setups etc since Standard allows 2 servers per license.
     
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  5. D-EJ915

    D-EJ915 Gawd

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    CAL = license to access server-based resources on the server. With a CAL setup you need a CAL for each user (or device) that is accessing the server.

    I say server-based resources because software that runs on the server may require additional CALs (such as SQL Server or Exchange). It gets crazy and thankfully I don't do licensing stuff lol.