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Windows Server 2016 Licensing Datasheet

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• On-premises customers with Software Assurance will be granted a minimum of 8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server licenses for each 2-processor license at renewal of the agreement. Service providers will be granted a minimum of 8 core licenses for each 1-processor license with Software Assurance at renewal of the agreement. • Customers with Standard Edition licenses and Software Assurance assigned to 4-processor servers running more than two OSEs will receive license grants to cover the additional OSEs. If no inventory is done, grants of 8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server (8 2-core packs) will be provided for each 2-processor license with Software Assurance. To support the transition of customers with Software Assurance to Windows Server 2016, core grants will be provided for existing licensed servers. For servers with ≤8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server: For servers with >8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server: • Customers will receive a minimum of 8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server. • There will be no impact on price compared to the Windows Server 2012 R2 2-processor price. The price of 16-core licenses of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and Standard editions will be the same price as the 2-processor license of the corresponding editions of the Windows Server 2012 R2 version. • Customers will receive core grants for servers with greater than 8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server. • Customers pay Software Assurance on incremental cores. How core grants work • Customers will receive core grants at the time of renewal after Windows Server 2016 General Availability. • Core grants will be provided for servers with greater than 8 cores per processor and 16 cores per server. • At the end of the current agreement term Microsoft recommends customers inventory their environment using appropriate tools, including Software Inventory Logging (SIL), or third-party inventory tools and share the inventory data with Microsoft. Inventory data to be shared with Microsoft should include date-stamped documentation of servers, processors, and cores for all production hardware on which Windows Server is installed. • Customers who do not perform the self-inventory will receive 8 core licenses per processor and 16 cores per server for each Standard and Enterprise edition license for servers they currently own. Windows Server 2016 Licensing

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