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Windows 2008 R2 license
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Windows 2008 R2 license

gleertgleert Member, Provider

Where can I get a cheap Windows 2008 R2 license for a KVM VPS?
I don't need a VPS...

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  • VirMachVirMach Member, Provider, Top Provider

    You might be eligible for BizSpark? Otherwise the cheapest place I can think of is eBay.

    Thanked by 1click4easy
  • Your best bet might be to find a provider that includes a Windows license with your VPS, I think BuyVM used to.

  • aumfooaumfoo Member

    buy it in taobao.com, about 1usd

  • aumfoo said: buy it in taobao.com, about 1usd

    This is as good as pirated copy. :)

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  • dailydaily Member

    @youth said:
    I can provide long-term Windows 2008 R2 license

    @quanlyvps said:
    10$/ license.

    Unless you have a public website where I can go and order either of these, no.

  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider
    edited July 2016

    Reselling BizSpark licenses is a breach of the Software license. When resold thy are as good as pirated copies.

    Sellers risk their accounts revoked and possibly a damage claim by Microsoft, as well as buyers who may also be pursued by Microsoft who may look to have the buyer remedy the damage.

  • gleertgleert Member, Provider

    @aumfoo @Cloudiver @eLohkCalb
    Don't worry, will not be bying from taobao.com or BizSpark resellers

    Any legit alternatives?

  • pcanpcan Member

    You can't legally license with a owned license a Windows operating system hosted on shared resources. You must use the SPLA license supplied by your hosting provider, or you need to use a dedicated server.

  • pcan said: or you need to use a dedicated server

    And I think you need to also own it, if I understand correctly the legalese.

  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider
    edited July 2016

    @Maounique said:

    pcan said: or you need to use a dedicated server

    And I think you need to also own it, if I understand correctly the legalese.

    +1.

    So to reassume, if it's not in your home/office, you need to buy the license through your SPLA enabled server provider. That's your only option.

    If it's in your home/office, buy from Microsoft reseller.

    These are the only legit routes, im afraid. And they cost significant money, but if you want to product, you need to pay the price that's asked for it.

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