Windows Server 2003 partitioning

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Hard Partitioning
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Partitioning
Windows Server 2003
I have a server with 4 cpu's on this server. One application states that for each CPU on the server, a license needs to be bought. How can I tie 1 CPU to that one particular application? How can this be done from an OS perspective or hardware configuration?

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Windows Server 2003

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I don’t think you need to tie the cpu to the application, only that a license needs to be purchased for each cpu in the server. Such is the case with MS SQL licensing.

With most Microsoft CPU licensing you have to purchase as many licenses as there are in the server. No matter if the software is using those CPUs or not. If you don’t want to license the CPUs, then you have to remove them from the server. The only other option would be to install a hypervisor and run that software in a virtual machine where the virtual machine only has a single CPU assigned to it. But this has it’s own licensing issues to deal with as each virtual machine would need a Windows license (assuming that you install a Windows OS in the VM).

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  • TomLiotta
    Step1: Download free version of Partition Assistant Server, and run it.   Please note that you copy/pasted copyrighted materials to this site. That's illegal.    
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