What does Operating System Environments (OSEs) mean on System Center 2012 Licensing?

Felipe Solís asked:

I was looking into System Center 2010 Licensing Details and came across with this term:

# of Managed Operating System Environments (OSEs) per license

Do they mean regular Operating Systems? or adding “Environments” mean something else (platform, architecture, etc.)?

Thanks

My answer:


From the context, we can see that it simply means each unique installation of Windows Server, whether physical or virtual.


View the full question and answer on Server Fault.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.