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Licensing brief: Licensing Windows Server 2012 R2 for use with virtualization technologies

Applies to all Volume Licensing programs


This document discusses how Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is licensed when used with virtualization technologies like VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, or Parallels Virtuozzo.

Highlighted in the gray text boxes throughout the document are excerpts from the July 2012 Microsoft Volume Licensing Product Terms and other relevant pieces of information. The Product Terms describes the use terms for all Microsoft products in Volume Licensing.

What’s new in this brief

This brief replaces a previous version published in September 2012. It has been updated to reflect Windows Server 2012 R2.

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