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Windows Server Licenses

Question asked by on Aug 25, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2017 by skywillmott

Hello! We've got our Filemaker Server 16 up and running now on an older pc with Windows Server 12 R2 on it, but we'd like to upgrade to a better server pc and get Windows Server 2016 on it, but I don't understand how the licensing works. The fellow I spoke to said we have to buy a license for 16 cores minimum (So 8 2-core licenses) and we'd need user CAL licenses for every person who wants to use the filemaker database. That sounds crazy to me, I didn't think we'd need over a dozen licenses in order to set up a small home-built server. Can anyone here help me figure this out? I haven't bought a Windows Server license before and I don't know how it all works. I didn't build the server that it's running on, nor did I buy the licenses. What licenses do I actually need? I'm the only one who will be accessing the server directly.


Thanks guys. I just want to say that everyone here has been super helpful and extremely patient with me as I try to get this going.