System Center 2012

Microsoft System Center 2012 transforms the way you deliver IT and application services to your organization, optimizing resources across public and private cloud, managed from a single pane of glass.

System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management capabilities, you can become a trusted service provider for your business. System Center captures and aggregates knowledge about systems, policies, processes, and best practices so that you can optimize your infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability, and enhance service delivery.

System Center 2012 Server Management Licensing

System Center 2012 server management licensing dramatically simplifies how you purchase the management capabilities you need to get the most from your private cloud.

The System Center 2012 server management solution is offered in two editions: Standard and Datacenter. Both editions include all the System Center features and capabilities you need to manage your private cloud.

Editions are differentiated only by virtualization rights. Simply choose the appropriate edition for each server you want to manage and start taking advantage of the capabilities you need to accomplish your goals.

Server management licensing

Determining the Number of Licenses Needed

Server MLs are required for managed devices that run server Operating System Environments (OSEs).

Licenses are processor-based, with each license covering up to two physical processors.

The number of Server MLs required for each managed server is determined by the number of physical processor in the server for Datacenter Edition and either number of physical processors in the server or number of OSEs being managed for Standard Edition (whichever is greater).

If you choose the Standard Server ML, you can add more licenses to a server to manage a greater number of virtual OSEs.

System Center 2012 Client Management Licensing

System Center 2012 client management licensing provides simple, cost-effective options to manage and protect client systems.

Customers can purchase individual client management licenses for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, and System Center 2012 Client Management Suite.

Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection are also licensed as part of the Core CAL suite, and Client Management Suite is available as part of the Enterprise CAL suite.

Licensing Managed Clients

Client Management Licenses (MLs) are required for managed devices that run non-server OSEs. There are three System Center 2012 Client ML offerings:

Client MLs are available on a per-OSE or per-user basis. Components included in the Client MLs are not available separately.

Client management licensing options

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