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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 OEM (Old Packaging)

Platform : Windows Server 2008
4.1 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • Full OEM Version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Includes Hyper-V 2.0, Internet Information Server 7.5, Remote Desktop Services, and Dynamic Memory
  • Solid foundation for supporting Microsoft Server applications
  • Includes one single OEM Server License and Media
  • Server 2008 Standard requires CALS. 5 User CALs are included with this product
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Product Description

Edition: Old Packaging

Product Description

Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.

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Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.


Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard provides organizations with the ability to deliver rich web-based experiences efficiently and effectively, with improved administration and diagnostics, advanced development and application tools, and lower infrastructure costs.

Key Features

  • Offers innovative features for virtualization, power savings, and manageability
  • Features powerful tools to give you greater control over your servers and streamline configuration and management tasks
  • Builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable IT professionals to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures
  • Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms, and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency, and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before
  • Provides more cost-effective and reliable support for mission-critical workloads
  • Makes it easier for mobile workers to access company resources
  • Enhanced security features work to harden the operating system to help protect your data and network, while providing a solid, highly dependable foundation for your business
  • New virtualization tools, web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center

Product Details

Edition: Old Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004Q0N9US
  • Item model number: P73-05128
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 16, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,415 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Edition: Old Packaging Verified Purchase
Obviously I am down-rating this review due to Amazon's completely inept product description, not the quality of Microsoft's server software. Amazon, are you listening? YOU HAVE TO COMPLETELY AND ACCURATELY DISCLOSE THE LICENSE TYPE OF THE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS YOU SELL!!! This is critical information for the buyer, who may not be able to legally use the software they receive because the license is not the right type. Do you have any comprehension of this at all? If not then please discontinue marketing these products. You are doing your customers an extreme disservice and poisoning your own market.

Will I consider purchasing another MS product through Amazon in the future? Probably not.

Fortunately I can accept this license in this case, although I was not expecting it. It is extremely dissapointing to receive this little surprise in the mail.

Other discrepencies in the product description:
"Media: CD ROM" really? it's called a DVD.
"Important Notice: A CAL is required to access this server software" Duh. Of course it is. How about you also correctly point out that Server 2008R2 Standard includes 5 CALs by default. Information like this is plainly obvious to IT people but this "important notice" makes it look like you're specifically saying that this particular sku somehow does not include those CALs. It does of course, it says so right on the box, right after it says THIS IS AN OEM SYSTEM BUILDER PACK"

So there. If this is the product you want, have at it. It's a good price and 2008R2 is a great OS unless you're ready to make the leap to 2012. Otherwise call someone who actually understands Microsoft licensing.
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Edition: Old Packaging
Unlike previous releases of Windows Server, such as 2000 and 2003, Server 2008r2 provides easy access to many features and server roles. Even though I'm MCSE certified, one wouldn't need to be in order to deploy a robust server solution. While I don't mind the command line, I don't feel the addition of an intuitive GUI detracts from the server environment. Surf40 would do well to put the linux "kool-aid" back in the cooler and relax a bit. Server 2008r8 delivers on its promises and (at least so far) is rock solid. (Now let's see what Server 2012 is up to.)

Good job Microsoft.
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Use it for VM license...had to reinstall vm several times and the license allow for that. It works, what else can I say?
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I received a burned copy of Windows Server 2008 rather than a new, in box copy. I'll know if it works or not when i receive the drives that didn't come with my server and can set up my entire system.
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Was exactly what I wanted and got it very quickly
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