Windows Server 2008 License - no good with dedicated server host?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by David, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hi All

    I've been looking at dedicated server deals and found some quite reasonable,
    without an OS installed.

    Being with the MS WebSpark program I have the Windows Server 2008
    licensed... which I thought could prove useful here until I ask the hosting

    So far they've been telling me the servers can only have their own Windows
    OS installed due to a licensing agreement with Microsoft. Have any others
    encountered this?

    Seems to be a useless offer to smaller businesses that are unlikely to host
    their own connection yet can't make use of this on a hosted connection. Are
    all ISP Hosts in the same boat, or just the ones I've been finding?

    David, Jan 26, 2010
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