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Factory reset Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Virtual Machines

I have two Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition Virtual Machines running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition with Hyper-V role. As a student, I've been playing around with the virtual ...
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confusing Microsoft licensing. What licenses do I need to get? CALs/Windows Server [duplicate]

This is for a school (private, small, K-12). I've got one server computer I want to install Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on (unless there's a better edition to suite my needs, please do tell) ...
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Windows 2008 User CALs on Windows 2012 Server

We are about to upgrade our Domain Controller from Server2008 to Server2012. We have User CALs that we currently use for our Server2008 DC. When we upgrade to Server 2012 can we continue to use those ...
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SQL Server Licensing Proof [duplicate]

I have a SQL Server 2008R2 installation that was purchased back in 2012. Our network admin did a MS SAM Audit and is requiring proof of purchase etc. I cannot find it in my records anywhere. Is ...
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AnyConnect on ASA5520 licensing required? [duplicate]

longtime reader, first-time poster. I'm currently working in a small shop and I am new to the Sys Admin role. We pay our ISP a lot for our VPN and we are looking for a different provider. We are ...
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Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite License Differences [duplicate]

We are looking at purchasing Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite licenses and I am doing research in to the various options. We are looking at Open Value Corporate licenses with Software Assurance and ...
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How to install RDP Client Access License trial or use its grace period?

We want to have multiple active sessions in Windows Server 2012. Each active session will run an app to which one user will be connected. The problem is that we can not keep more than 2 sessions ...
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Installing a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host

My task is to install a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials instance in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host. I added an external virtual switch, and the VM connects to that. The host computer ...
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Can Windows 7 Professional OEM be imaged using WDS?

Each year, I find myself installing Windows 7 dozens of times, on both brand new PCs and before passing on a used PC from one user to the next. I'm sure a LOT of network administrators are in the ...
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Does Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 support RDS?

I need to know whether Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 supports RDS (Remote Desktop Services) a.k.a. Terminal Services. On a separate note (I would accept an answer without it): would I need ...
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Multiple Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials servers in the same domain

I understand that a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials instance must be the domain controller and hold all FSMO roles. I am told that one can domain-join other Windows Servers (Standard or Datacenter) ...
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Can other Windows Servers be in the same AD domain with a Windows Essentials server?

I understand that Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 must be deployed as a the only domain controller in an environment. It cannot simply be used as domain-joined Windows Server running SQL or ...
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Activate a Remote Desktop License Server without GUI

Trying to automate Windows Server 2012 R2 installation of services and configuration. I was able to install the RDS License Server Windows Feature via Powershell Add-WindowsFeature RDS-Licensing, Add-...
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Activate Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit under Win2012 R2

My host system is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (OEM). I installed a guest os (Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit, downloaded from Microsoft) using Hyper-V. The problem is I could not activate ...
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Moving SQL 2012 Enterprise license from physical server to Azure VM

We purchased a 4-core license for SQL 2012 Enterprise back in mid-2012, without Software Assurance. At this point we would like to move the license to a VM in Azure but I can't figure out if that's ...
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Is my new Mule license.lic file compatible with my Mule 2.5 version?

I've got a Mule ESB version 2.5 running in my environment. I am aware that this version officially is EOL, but nevertheless it is a critical system which can not just be replaced with a newer version. ...
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How to properly install windows in hyper-v to use the included virtualization rights?

I have a server I am redoing for a client. I want to take advantage of hyper-v and run VMs for them. The issue is I only have one physical key for the server. However I have read that the copy of ...
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Windows RDS R2 2012 licensing (Is it always a taboo ?) [duplicate]

I know that there is many questions and requests about RDS licensing, and also know, that MS don't bite Is it not the purpose to test in a Lab and try to understand how all this marvelous work, ...
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Windows Server CAL for IIS [duplicate]

I have read numerous articles (and ServerFault answers) on CAL licencing, and thought I understand it. My understanding so far was that CAL licenses are related to users and devices directly accessing ...
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Citrix xenapp server looking to wrong IP address for the lic server after a reboot

Had an application server reboot this morning, after which, instead of pointing to the proper IP address for the license server [which is set through our computer unfiltered policy], it it looking at ...
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When using Windows RDS on Azure VM is the normal grace period of 120 days for setting up a license server valid? [duplicate]

I'm looking into replacing the use of our on-premise Windows Server 2008 R2 with an Azure VM. We currently have around 15 RDS "Device" CALs under the Open License program. According to this post and ...
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Can RDS CALs without Software Assurance be migrated from an on-premise server to an Azure VM?

I'm looking into migrating our infrastructure to the cloud, replacing the use of our on-premise server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with an Azure VM running the same. According to this licensing ...
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Windows 10 upgrade on windows 7 pro MAK activated computers? [duplicate]

Currently we have a mix of windows 7 pro OEM and windows 7 pro MAK activated computers. All of these came with a valid windows 7 or windows 8.1 professional OEM license. Is it possible to do an in-...
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What is the correct way to activate a Server 2012 Guest in Hyper-V (NOT R2) with a server 2012 host using virtualization rights?

I've done quiet a bit of searching on this and can't seem to find an answer, everything seems to refer to R2 and AVMA or just simply states you are allowed 2 visualization rights and nothing else. ...
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Do I need Windows License beside CAL for Active Directory [duplicate]

I could not find an answer to this question. I am panning to deploy windows server and I am confused with the licensing. Do I need Windows License key for every machine that will be using CAL from ...
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I need to add 2nd CPU to my server running ESXi5.1, will it need to upgrade the licence too? [duplicate]

I have a server running with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz cpu, the main board have more PCI slots which I needed to use but it only works with a second CPU. here is the 2 important ...
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Upgrading from SharePoint Foundation 2013 to SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

TechNet has an article for this that start with point 1 and ends on point 2. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16033.sharepoint-2013-migrate-from-sharepoint-foundation-2013-to-...
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How to Run Updates Xenserver 6.5 Free Edition

I recently installed the free version of xenserver 6.5. Right now I can run updates through xencenter which is simple and easy. I've been reading though and I've come across a few articles mentioning ...
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Is CAL licen for SQL Server [duplicate]

We have build a web application in asp.net and sql server 2014 but i was searching around and found that any who uses sql server requires a CAL. How are SQL Server CALs counted?. But what if non of ...
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Windows 2008 Server Standard with a 5 CAL pack - do CALS expire [duplicate]

Bought Windows server 2008 Standard R2 which came with a 5 CAL pack, the server has since died and been hit with a hammer. AS the OEM server license died with the hardware, what does that mean for the ...
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Windows KMS licences in a restricted network

TL;DR: is it possible to install some kind of local kms activation proxy, so the clients could only talk to the proxy, and the proxy will forward the activation request to a kms server which can not ...
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How to determine what kind of key Win7 was activated with (retail or volume license)?

I am working with a non-profit organization that just had a pallet of computers donated to them. The computers have had their hard drives wiped so there is no operating system installed. They are a ...
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Can I use SQL Server Enterprise Edition on VM Azure for production use

I have Microsoft BizSpark subscription in which I received Azure credits as well. I created a Virtual machine on it and I am planning to install SQL Server Enterprise edition which I see available ...
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What is the correct way to add license keys to Hyper-V servers and guests?

I have a Hyper-V server and I have three 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' licenses (ROK, not VL). I am wondering with what keys must I activate what servers with? Is the following the correct method? ...
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VMware vSphere 6.0 free versus Essentials versus Open Source? [closed]

We wanted to download a trial of vsphere 6 essentials kit, but when you get a 60 day trail of vsphere, it doesnt include vcenter so you cant use the web control panel, and vmware client doesn't ...
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How to allow more than two simultanous sessions on Azure

One of our servers is on Azure and we are remotely connecting to it. Unfortunately Azure allows only two users to be logged in at the same time. When the third user tries to log in, he is given the ...
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What are my options to run MS SQL 2012 on Amazon RDS for development if I only have MSDN license? [duplicate]

I want to run MS SQL 2012 SE BYOL on Amazon RDS under my own MSDN license but it looks like MSDN license doesn't allow me to run MS SQL unless I host it on the dedicated hardware Microsoft Volume ...
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How to get Microsoft license authentication for all machines on a network?

We have a small network (~150 desktops, ~20 servers) much of which is Linux. MS keeps wanting to audit our MS products every 3 years or so. I really don't have time to go around to 80-90 desktops and ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM require different install media?

I want to install an instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM as a virtual machine on our VM server. Does the OEM version require me to download a different OS image that so we can install and use the ...
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Activating Issue with Terminal Server in Windows Server 2012 R2 from Action Pack

Installed a Server 2012 R2 Standard license with terminal services role from an Action Pack subscription. There are also 5 RDS CALs for this server available. Unfortunately I can't find any product ...
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Transfer physical Windows Server 2008R2 licence to Hyper-V server [duplicate]

I have a plan to upgrade my 2008R2 Standard Edition to 2012R2 Standard Edition, and then virtualize them with Hyper-V 2012R2. Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Edition to ...
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Windows 2012 RDS Server asking for Licensing Mode when it's already set?

I have a confusing situation. I'm setting up a 2012 RDS Licensing Server for our environment. I'm checking under the RD Licensing Diagnoser to make sure everything is proper and I keep getting this ...
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Microsoft IUR - Internal useage rights licence [duplicate]

The Microsoft website isn't totally clear about the limitations of the internal rights license attained as part of a partnership. I'm trying to work out if development work would be permitted if it is ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD Licensing Issuing Multiple Temp Licenses Per Machine

I have just setup a Windows Server 2012 RDS environment with Per Device CALs. Looking at RD Licensing Manager it is handing out multiple temp CALS per machine and multiple permanent CALS per machine. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 under KVM [duplicate]

Usually I deal with Linux and other Unix-like OS, but now I have to set up Windows server to run some specific software. I can't have physical box for it, so I decide to buy and deploy Windows Server ...
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How many databases can i create per sql server license? [duplicate]

I have an enterprise edition license for my Sql Server 2008R2 and want to know how many databases can I create on it without additional licensing costs My question is not about number of databases ...
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How do I get the system-serial-number for Xen Server?

I would like to find out how could I be able to retrieve the system-serial-number of virtual machines installed on Citrix XenServer. I had referred to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15802876/how-...
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How can I remove “Red Hat Network Code” from the RedHat?

The question is: How can I remove "Red Hat Network Code" from the system and what this "Network Code" actually is? The background of this question is related to the RedHat subscription as according ...
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Windows Server 2012 as web server with user authentication - VL/SPLA - is it legal? [duplicate]

I've been wrapping my head around the topic for a few days now and the more I read the less I understand. Question 1: If I purchase a license for Windows 2012 Server (either Essential/Standard/...
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What will happen if I install a 2-processor-licence on a 4-processor server with ESXi 5.5U2?

For I new setup I bought a Essentials Plus package for ESXi 5.5U2. This contains (according to the activation details): Three ESXi licenses for 2-socket-servers One vCenter license My two-socket-...