2008 Server Core question

petedudepetedude Member Posts: 1,510
Not directly cert-related, so I'm posting it here.

Does anyone know what the licensing's like for 2008 Server Core? I initially got the impression that M$ is not charging for the product, but I want to be sure before I activate my test copy.
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  • msteinhilbermsteinhilber Member Posts: 1,480 ■■■■■■■■□□
    It's licensed just as a traditional installation of Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter is - you just have the option of selecting a standard installation of a core installation upon install. If you purchase a Server 2008 Standard license, you can elect to install a core installation of standard GUI based install.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Hm? Licensing is the same as the full-blown version AFAIK.
  • msteinhilbermsteinhilber Member Posts: 1,480 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Maybe you were doing some reading about Server 2008 features and stumbled across Hyper-V Server 2008. The bare metal install of Hyper-V Server 2008 (rather than Server 2008 with the Hyper-V role installed) is offered free of charge.
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