Desktop Virtual Machine licensing

Copper Contributor



I am looking for clarification regarding the licensing of virtual desktops with an on premise Windows VM host server. I know with Windows Standard Server licensing this includes the ability to create two virtual windows servers with one license. How does this work for virtual desktops? For example, if I wanted to create 5 virtual desktops on my on premise host server, what type of licensing would be required?


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@Vallee20 This is probably the wrong place to ask this, this is for Windows Virtual Desktop queries (WVD).  


But in answer to your questions, it depends on your hypervisor and desktop type. Have a read of this -

best response confirmed by Vallee20 (Copper Contributor)

@Neil McLoughlin 


Thank you. I will review.