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Licensing Windows Server 2016 in a Virtual Environment

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What's in the eBook?

This is a revised Second Edition, updated for 2018

This eBook serves as a simple guide to the basics of Microsoft Server licensing in a virtual environment. This eBook is written for Windows Server 2016. It is applicable when this operating system is running under any hypervisor.

You'll learn:

  • - The steps needed to license a WS2016 Environment
  • - How Nested Hypervisors and Containers work in WS2016
  • - Why licensing is complex, and how to simplify it

Microsoft provides special benefits for its Windows Server operating systems when they are used in a virtual environment. The details are not complicated, but usually catch the uninitiated by surprise. To make matters worse, there is a great deal of misinformation being passed around. This ebook solves that problem by laying out the licensing guidelines in an easy-to-understand manner.

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About the Author, Eric Siron

I have worked in the information technology field since 1998. I have designed, deployed, and maintained server, desktop, network, and storage systems. I provided all levels of support for businesses ranging from single-user through enterprises with thousands of seats. Along the way, I have achieved a number of Microsoft certifications and was a Microsoft Certified Trainer for four years. In 2010, I deployed a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 system and began writing about my experiences. Since then, I have been writing regular blogs and contributing what I can to the Hyper-V community through forum participation and free scripts. Twitter: @EricSiron