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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs

Windows Server 2016 Standard helps you transform your IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a new level of business value.

Software can be transferred to another computer.

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£1,080.00 + VAT

£1,296.00 inc VAT

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Download This software is downloaded. If you don't like to download we can do it for you and mail it to you on a disc at no charge.
Authorised Partner Tekgia is a Microsoft Authorised Partner.
License Type This is a perpetual license. That means that it does not end. It also means that you only pay once for it. It is not a subscription license.

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Windows Server 2016 Features

Windows Server 2016 Standard has a list of new features that is staggering, so I will briefly cover 4 of them.

Nano Servers

You may have heard of Nano Server. It’s not actually a separate edition. Rather, it’s a new headless deployment option for Windows Server. A Nano server boasts a 92 percent smaller installation footprint than the Windows Server graphical user interface (GUI) installation option. Here are some further reasons to run Nano for at least some of your Windows Server workloads:

    Bare-metal operating system means far fewer updates and reboots are necessary.
    Because you have to administratively inject any server roles from outside Nano, the Nano server has a much-reduced attack surface when you compare them to GUI Windows Server.
    Nano is so small that it can be ported easily across servers, data centers and physical sites.
    Nano hosts the most common Windows Server workloads, including Hyper-V host.


Containers allow you to isolate applications and services in an agile, easy-to-administer way.

Linux Secure Boot

Windows Server and Azure engineering teams seem to have a growing fondness of Linux. So it is no surprise that you can now deploy Linux VMs under Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V without having to disable the Secure Boot feature.

Nested Virtualization

This is the capability of a virtual machine to itself host virtual machines. Nested virtualization makes financial sense if you want to deploy additional Hyper-V hosts and needs to minimize hardware costs.

Windows Server 2016 licensing


I have tried to make this as straightforward as possible. Even so, you might want to grab a cup of coffee to keep you going while reading this

Microsoft is now basing their server licensing strategy around cloud requirements, and this includes Windows Server 2016.

Like earlier versions, Windows Server 2016 will require the purchase of both client-side and server-side licenses.

The client-side licenses [for example, Client Access Licenses (CALs)] give end-users and devices the right to access servers. There are no changes with client-side licenses. They stay the same.

The server-side licenses give organizations the right to run the software on a physical server. The difference between earlier versions and Window Server 2016 is that server-side licensing has changed, moving from processor-based licensing to core-based licensing.

Why the change? To support the Hybrid cloud. Microsoft says, "Core based licensing provides a more consistent licensing metric regardless of where the solution is deployed on-premises or in a cloud."

In the case of Windows Server 2016, each processor will be licensed with a minimum of 8 cores and each physical server will be required to be licensed with at least 2 processors. This adds up to a minimum of 16 cores. The core licenses will be sold in packs of two or in packs of sixteen.

In other words, if your physical server has 16 cores, you could buy 8 x packs of 2 core licenses or 1 x pack of 16 cores licenses. Either way you would end up with 16 x core licenses. Either way, you would meet the minimum order requirement.

When you buy 1 x Windows Server 2016 with 5 CALs from us, we supply 1 x pack of 16 core licenses and 5 x Client Access Licenses. In other words, this Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with 5 CALs covers 16 cores on your server. And so it meets the minimum order is for 16 cores. Even if your server happens to have 8 cores, your first order has to be for a minimum order of 16 cores.

What about the price? Well, although you are now buying more licenses for a physical server, Microsoft has reduced the price of individual license so that the final cost works out about the same as the processor-based licensing of earlier Windows Server editions.

However, if your server happens to have more than 16 cores you can buy additional core licenses, usually in packs of 2 core licenses.

To illustrate this, let's say your server has a Xeon processor with 24 cores. When you buy this Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with 5 CALs from us, you have covered 16 of them. To cover the other 8 cores you would buy an additional 8 core licenses, one for each of the remaining 8 cores. So you would buy 4 x packs of 2 core licenes.

Please contact us for any questions on this. Also if you are looking for additional core licenses for Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

Why this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs is such a good deal

It is very good value for money First and foremost, this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs is probably cheaper than any Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs sold by a Microsoft Authorised Partner.

Latest version Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs is the latest version in Microsoft's line of Windows Server Standard software.

You can transfer it to your new server With this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs, you can remove it from your old machine and install it on your new one.

Gives you peace of mind Do you sometimes lose things? Well, with this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs, Microsoft keep your product key (which you need to activate the software) secure for you so that if you ever lose it, you can get it back again from their secure website. Of if you lose the software, you can always download it again from the Microsoft secure website.