Server 2008 Activation and my TechNet Subscription
I have aTechnet Plus subscription at work...I am the only user.My account shows me having 1,500 activations available for Server 2008. A previous post mentioned that this in incorrect and is actually a bug that is going to be fixed soon (http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2792311&SiteID=17). So, I have two questions. 1. How many activations will I have? I have a standard Technet subscription (one user...not volume licensing...retail) 2. I want to test Hyper-V. If I install Server 2008 on a machine and then install the 4 virtual machines using Hyper-V (as permitted for the Enterprise version), how many activations will I use? The license says that a new activation won't be used if I reinstall OS on same hardware, I just didn't know how the virtualization effects this. Would I only use 1 activation since this is all the same hardware, or would I use one for host and one for all 4 guests (2 total), or one for host and one for each guest (5 total)? Thanks!
March 28th, 2008 10:15pm

Hello, For licensing questions, I suggest that you call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/index/worldwide.asp to find contact information in their locations. Thanks. Regards, Neo Zhu -MSFT
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