Server-Side Licensing for Windows Server

Server-side licensing for Windows Server has changed substantially over the past five years, with major changes to the licensing model, edition lineup, and pricing established in Aug. 2012. The chart summarizes the server licensing model, use rights, pricing, and Software Assurance (SA) license grants for general purpose editions of Windows Server 2008 through Windows Server 2012 R2. Prices quoted (in U.S. dollars) are for licenses purchased without SA through the Open License program (No Level, or NL, pricing) and represent the highest price a U.S.

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