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The simple answer is that you will need to acquire your second license through a Charity Reseller. All of our partners have rules and restrictions for the donation programs including limits on products and licenses. We have some information about charity resellers in one of our learning center articles which you can find here.
Let me know if you have additional questions.
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We'll do that.
Maybe you could suggest it to Microsoft to offers product with 2 CPU licensing for Datacenter and SQL server in the future. :)
They can raise the price x 2 for 2 CPU and it's still make more sense for us.
And maybe you could add what you have suggested on the page description of the product below so we won't be confused.
home.techsoup.org/.../Product.aspx Global Catalog&category=&id=LVS-44013
The R2 version requires a 64-bit system. Organizations that want to run Windows Server 2008 on a 32-bit system can receive a donation of this product and then obtain the older SP2 version from Microsoft, either by downloading or by purchasing the DVD-ROM.
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition R2 requires a minimum of two processors.
"Since this is only for one processor license, you will need to purchase the second additional processor license from a charity reseller."
I had a look at the product page and yes it is a bit confusing. I will check in with our content team and definitely pass along your suggestions. There may be something about the licensing and functionality that isn't clearly defined on this page. It is possible that the license covers both processors - but we'll need to double check. Let me check into that and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
We'll put our order on hold at Techsoup until you can verify it.
I did check in about this and the information on the product page is correct. 2 processors are required to run the product (based on the information we've been able to locate so far), but you can only request one from TechSoup. Though it might not be a bad idea to check the Microsoft website and forums for more information. I've located some links that might be helpful:
Hope this helps!
I guess we'll buy the first core now and then the second one after 2 years then we'll deploy the Datacenter. :)
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