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Windows 2012 CALS Question

By jacksok7 ·
We have a domain with all 2003 Standard Windows Servers. We have licenses to upgrade two servers to 2008 R2 Server but we have not yet bought the necessary CALS. Can I buy 2012 CALS and use them for the 2008 R2 Servers? (Bypass buying 2008 CALS and then having to buy 2012 CALS when we upgrade to 2012 Server).

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Repost as 'Q&A'

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows 2012 CALS Questio ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

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As MS licensing varies around the world it's best to ask questions like this directly to your MS Representative.


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