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.)?


My answer:

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

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