Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (Non-Profit License)

  • How many licenses do I need?

    Use the following equation:
    __ processors x __ cores per processor
    Then divide it by 2 to get how many licenses you need. Please note that a minimum of 8 licenses is required.

    Please note that Microsoft downloads are delivered as ISO files, and may need to be burned to a CD before they installed**. If you have any questions, please contact us via our contact form or check our licensing resource.

    License Processing and Delivery

    These licenses are discounted for 501(c)3 charity organizations. Churches and non-profits must submit their 501(c)3 documentation to verify non-profit status before the order can be processed. Do this via fax (our fax #: 888-930-4851), responding to the order confirmation e-mail, or by uploading the document at the order confirmation page.

    Microsoft licenses are custom created for your organization by Microsoft; they are not generated by Tech Crawl, so order fulfillment is not immediate. Please allow 2-5 business days for delivery. After your order is processed, Microsoft will send you an e-mail with instructions on how you can find your serial key and access your product download via the Microsoft Volume Licensing Services Center. Please note you may be required to burn the program to a CD before you can install it**. No media is currently available from our website, but you can purchase it directly from Microsoft after your order has been fulfilled.

    You'll receive one (1) installation per license. This is a fully-featured license from Microsoft; there are no differences between this product and the commercially priced version.

    Because these are custom licenses, there are no refunds for this product. Please choose carefully.


    How to get discounted Microsoft non-profit licensing at Tech Crawl


    ** Machines with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 can install the program without burning to a CD by right-clicking on the downloaded file.

  • Like Microsoft Server Standard, Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter allows a computer to act as a print, web, and/or file server. It can also act as a domain controller to respond to security authentication requests like user logins, permission checking, and more. Server Datacenter can serve as the primary platform used by other server programs like Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft SQL Server (purchased separately). The Datacenter Edition is perfect for organizations that have large workloads and/or necessitate heavily virtualized server environments.

    You will be purchasing one license. Each license is good for two physical processors on one server and an unlimited amount of virtual instances. For additional licensing information, review the 'Licensing' information below.

    Benefits for Non-Profits and Churches

    Use Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter to:

    • Optimize the workloads of your server
    • Efficiently create testing environments
    • Operate multiple servers or operating systems on a single server


    Major Capabilities

    • Server management: Server roles are easier than ever to maintain, manage, and protect. Multiple servers can be merged within a single console.
    • Failover clustering: Your server is continuously available and easily scalable, so service disruptions for your organization are minimal. 
    • Integrated web publishing applications: Windows Server 2012 integrates Internet Information Services (IIS), ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation, and SharePoint Services so that you have one complete platform for web publishing.
    • Application server: Deploy and run user applications built with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. 
    • Server virtualization: Hyper-V can create and manage virtual server environments. Native Hyper-V Replica tools lets you copy virtual machines from one location to another without requiring storage arrays or shared storage.
    • DirectAccess: Given permission, you can access the server from any computer or mobile device for off-site access to files, on-site equipment, and other resources.


    Downgrade Rights

    By purchasing Windows Server Datacenter 2019, you are also eligible to install up to two versions prior of the application at no additional cost (i.e. you can install Windows Server Datacenter 2016 or 2012). Installing previous versions will remove the per processor/per core licensing requirement seen below.



    The minimum number of licenses required is 2 per physical server. 

    Each Server Datacenter license allows you to run an unlimited amount of servers in a virtual environment.