- Find licensing and pricing details in this downloadable datasheet
- Find the answers to the most commonly asked pricing and licensing questions.
- Check out the capabilities in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate.
|Edition||Ideal for…||High Level Feature |
Open NL (US$)
|Datacenter||Highly virtualized |
private & hybrid
|Full Windows |
|Processor + CAL*||$4,809**|
|Standard||Low density or non- |
|Full Windows |
with two virtual
|Processor + CAL*||$882**|
|Essentials||Small business |
|Simpler interface, |
cloud based services; no
|Server (25 User |
|Foundation||Economical general |
|General purpose |
|Server (15 User |
*CALs are required for every user or device accessing a server directly or indirectly. See the Product Use Rights for details.
**Pricing represents Open No Level (NL) ERP. For your specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.
Remote Desktop Related (taken from the FAQ):
“…Q28. Do I still need a separate CAL to access Remote Desktop Services Do I still need a separate CAL to access Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Active Directory Rights Management Service (ADRMS)?
Yes, The licensing requirements for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Active Directory Rights Management Service (ADRMS) have not changed with Windows Server 2012. Customers are still required to purchase an ADRMS or RDS CAL in addition to a Windows Server CAL to access ADRMS or RDS functionality. The CAL accessing the instance of Windows Server must be equivalent or higher in version than the server being accessed..”