Windows Server 2008 licenses are available for purchase through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), resellers, system providers, and system builders—as well as online through the Microsoft Product Information Center.
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Pricing and Licensing Information
Windows Server 2008 Pricing
Find Windows Server 2008 pricing information for the operating system, client access, and external connector licenses.
Windows Server 2008 Licensing
Learn about what’s new in licensing, get an overview of licensing details for specific editions and technologies, and find answers to frequently asked questions
Microsoft Software Assurance Program
Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) enables customers to get the most out of their software investment by combining the latest software with phone support, partner services, training, and IT tools that help customers deploy, manage, and migrate software. Windows Server 2008 is available through the SA program.
We recommend that you purchase Software Assurance for your servers and Client Access Licenses (CALs) in order to use the latest Windows Server release, and to take advantage of the many additional benefits of the Microsoft Software Assurance program.
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Understand How Windows Storage Server 2008 Is Sold
Windows Storage Server is an OEM-only product, which means Microsoft partners with OEMs to sell an appliance solution. Please click here to view OEM partners with a Windows Storage Server-based solution and how to buy.